Count your blessings instead of your crosses;; Count your gains instead of your losses; Count your joys instead of your woes;; Count your friends instead of your foes; Count your smiles instead of your tears;; Count your courage instead of your fears; Count your full years instead of your lean;; Count your kind deeds instead of your mean; Count your health instead of your wealth;; Count on God instead of yourself;
Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
If we opened our minds to enjoyment, we might find tranquil pleasures spread about us on every side. We might live with the angels that visit us on every sunbeam, and sit with the fairies who wait on every flower.