Sunday, January 16, 2011

BLESSINGS

Someone commented on my last post about blessings and how they are created  and that we do not sit back passively and acquire them.  I thought A lot about this since he wrote it and decided to delve.

I do believe we create blessings - or perhaps as we 'live' we see parts of our life as blessed and/or filled with blessings.  So is it attitude or creation or gifts or all three?  Hmmmmmmmmm.  I do see many aspects of my/our life as blessed - our peaceful home, love, family, friends, food, wine, nature all around, our dog, managing our health, income, insurance, the wood stove, our 'stuff'.  :-), warm clothes and running water, pooping regular, sex, and on and on - so, attitude? creation? gifts bestowed? a combination of all of those?  And what of my Mom's miraculous recovery - coming back to life?  Truly a blessing - and not of our creation - a true gift.  :-)  And my sister surviving her heart attack - another blessing given - sunrise, sunset, moon and tides, oceans and lakes, flowers and trees, the seasons, faith and hope, my daughter called, she said "I love you Mommy", blessings?  Oh yes. And I only had to receive them all.  Lucky me, huh?  Lucky me.  :-) So many blessings received.  Amen.


 

26 comments:

Lisa said...

Your mom recovery ~ Yes! indeed such a blessing! Your daughter calling you to say "I love you mommy" beautiful! Prayers answered :) True blessings!

I'll be praying for more blessing coming your way Gail. :)

Happy New Year! Sorry to have been such a stranger. . .I've been out of blogging for a while. Trying to keep up with all my blessings. :)

love to you!!!!!!!

xoxo, Lisa

Gail said...

LISA-
so good to see you. Thank you for sharing in blessings I humbly have received and created :-) I hope the same is true for you
Love Gail
peace....

Finding Pam said...

Gail, this is so very beautiful. I wish we could all live this way.

Blessings to you my friend.

Peace and love be with you.
Pam

Gail said...

PAM-

thanks SO much for sharing in the blessings with me.
Love Gail
peace.....

Choices said...

Such beautiful blessings you have shared. True blessings, indeed.
Take care.
Smiles.

Diana said...

I think that blessings are feelings. One person may feel blessed with a pet lets say, while another feels burdened by it. It's all in how it makes you feel that constitutes a blessing to me. There are people that have everything they could possibly want and don't feel blessed. Right?

The real blessing is being able to recognize something or someone as a blessing!
Love Di ♥

Bernie said...

Oh my friend you were so very blessed this past year and I wish many more blessings for you. I believe blessings are all around us, we only have to accept them. Some people attract them, receive them and share them, while others reject them and turn away always looking for the negative....Be well my friend....:-)Hugs

Gail said...

ANNE-CHOICES-
so good to have you come by. ANd I am happy you are sharing in these blessings with me.
Love Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

DIANA-
So true Di - like I said and you re-enforced - attitude is the key :-)
Love to you my friend
Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

BERNIE-
Yes, some folks do, sadly, reject the blessings all around. I am SO glad I am not one of them, nor are you :-) I feel your gratitude for all the magic in your life and I love that you share in mine too.
Love Gail
peace.....

Eileen said...

I think recognizing Blessings is so important for a happy life. I notice when I 'count my Blessings' my life feels fulfilled, and I am contented. It's when I forget how Blessed I am or dwell in the negatives that I feel down and depressed.
I have never thought of Blessings as a creation of my own, and I don't think I ever could. For me, Blessings are Gifts, given to me through no action on my part. Blessings are not goals I work toward. And when I think of the biggest Blessings in my life, I know they were not even an inkling in my mind, they are so beyond anything I could have even imagined.

I'm happy for you that you've been so Blessed, and I'm even happier for you that you recognize and acknowledge those Blessings!
May God continue to Bless you, my friend!
Love to you,
Eileen

Gail said...

EilEEN-

Oh yes, every word you wrote is so lovely and true. I too believe as you although I can see how my attitude and my faith and spirit create blessings in my life - like our peaceful home and our love that I/we nurture every day - so both are blessings and I/we have an active role in their honor and continuance . And so too all those magical miracles that come to us are so amazing like my Mom's recovery for one - I love how you see and feel.
Love Gail
peace.....

Tramp said...

Perhaps I am just playing with the meaning of words here, but I tend to think that we have to be grateful for something for it to be a blessing. It is not until we recognize something as such that it becomes a blessing.
I like Grizz's positive approach to each new day, that he puts the responsibility fair and square on his own shoulders to set out to find the things to be grateful for.

Gail said...

TRAMP-

I tink I am saying the ame thing - I am blessed because I see my life as such - so I am not sure what you are "explaining and or defending.

Love Gail
peace.....

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Gail said...

MANPREET-

So nice to 'meet' you :-) glad u liked the video. I will go over to your place soon.
Love Gail
peace.....

Teacher's Pet said...

Dear Gail... Thank you for reminding me of so many blessings. I pause and think that blessings come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. It would be impossible for me to count or name all the blessings that God has generously blessed on my family and my friends...and in turn, that blesses me. One of them is friendship. As I go to my blog and see that you, Gail, have so generously taken the time to visit me....to leave loving comments...to be such a faithful friend, I hold fast to the blessings of friends....those that I have met and talked with personally, and those that I haven't met....possibly never will, but still hold right here in my heart.
"Thank you,God for miraculous recoveries....for the many many blessings that Gail mentioned in her blog...and for those that I forget to thank you for each day. Thank You, God, for friendship. Amen."
With love,
Jackie

Wonderingsoul said...

Just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you.
I'm 'blessed' by what you write

x

Gail said...

JACKIE-

"Thank you" so much for sharing in my life and honoring me with being part of yours. Your appreciation of me means so much. Wow :-)(

Love Gail
peace......

Gail said...

wONDERINGSOUL-

I am SO glad to see you here. "YAY" stay close and I love you
Gail
peace.....

Wanda..... said...

I think of the wonderful friends I have made through blogging as one of my blessings....it's always good to read positive posts from like minded people. Life is Good...even with the 'bumps' along the way!

Gail said...

WANDA-

your gentle loving spirit is a blessing, always.
love Gail
peace to you and prayers too for Richard's continued recovery

Wonderingsoul said...

xxx

Just Be Real said...

Wonderful Gail.

Gail said...

JBR-

Thanks :-)

Love you
Gail
peace.....

Eileen said...

Just stopping by to say 'Hi!' and hope that all is well.

Stay WARM!
Love you!, Eileen