Counting My Blessings!
As I see so many friends struggling with cancer, aging, and other issues, I'm finding myself increasingly mindful--and thankful--for my health. Gratitude helps keep my chronic "pains" in perspective!
When my children were little, we used to write down things we were thankful for, and put them in our Blessing Box. We most often recorded our blessings on holidays. However, sometimes, I'd find messages that had been secretly placed in the box at other times. The blessing box is still in my kitchen, as a reminder to count my blessings. Some of the old notes are still in it. I read them periodically. Needless to say, "I'm thankful for Mommy and Daddy" still warms my heart!
|Our Blessing Box. The star is the drawer pull.|
I saw this Do-it-Yourself blessing board project, on a blog, and wanted to share it with y'all! I thought somebody might be inspired to come up with their own way to "count blessings." With different fabric, you could match any decor. The ways this project can be personalized are limitless! This would be a great gift, and it can be made without breaking the bank, especially if you have an old frame you can repurpose!
|Click link below for directions on making this Blessing Board|
Click for directions for the "Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss" Blessing Board!
I'll close with the lyrics to a hymn from my childhood, "Count Your Blessings," written by Johnson Oatman, Jr. May it inspire you, too.
'd love to hear how you and your family count your blessings! Comment or e-mail me!