Know You Are Blessed



Think of the worst of us.  Think of the worst about us.  Think of those with self-loathing.  Those with low self-awareness, the violent, and the violated, think of them.  Where is the blessing?

Blessed are the depressed and anxious.

Think of the healthy.  Think of the diseased.  The misunderstood, the ones who live miles apart from connection, who ever push like a dingy from the peer into waves and self-destruction, think of them.

Blessed are the poor and lonely. 

Where is the blessing when your real estate is brought low by the creeping up of low-life.  Where is the blessing when you get cancer just when you might retire, when your own body calls you stupid, when you lose your eyes after training as a surgeon?

Blessed are those whose bodies are dying.

Think of every corner, every shadow and open space and the turns you still don’t know about inside of your life.  Think of the unacceptable, the character you wrestle against to moderate away from extreme.  The rope you swing on and try to bring to rest, think of the grey you think you will never achieve.  This bit and chapter, this part of your construction, this surprise in how you deliver is Loved.

There is no aberration from the norm that can separate you from that Love.  There is no addiction or misdemeanor or illness or mutated cell that can lose blessing.

This is fact.  Our life is to live with it.

Blessed am I.  Blessed am, “Me.”

Question:  Where is the blessing in what you like least about yourself?  Please tell us your story.  We need to hear you! Keep on.

Self-Care Tip:  Be your own friend in adversity as in prosperity.  Know you are blessed.

7 thoughts on “Know You Are Blessed

  1. I think blessings are more appreciated when we are able to find a routine within the change of times. When this routine is controlling our peace and beauty, some modifications must be applied. This is why we can’t do it on our own and must always pray for God to interfere in our decisions before we are frustrated. Always considering those with sincere spirits who stood by us.


  2. Corrie Ten Boom said, “Do you know what hurts so very much? It’s love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.” I say, then, blessed are the ones who have been rejected.


  3. Diagnosis prostate cancer last week. Biopsy and bone scan and testing, treatment yet to be designed.

    I have a medicare advantage plan – no premium, no doctor or medicine or hospital or lab work co-pays. I am blessed.
    Very early stage I – I am blessed.
    Huge medical facilities and complexes 10 minutes north – I am blessed.
    I quit my pcp after 30 years because of nasty staff member and new doctor tested and found what had not been attended to and now have her and neurologist and oncologist all working in concert – I am blessed.
    I also have secret attack plan because of particular 12 Step program – Higher Power and one day at a time – I am blessed.
    Hey I’ll be 65 next month, I am supposed to be getting all this old guy stuff. With the adventurous and unhealthy life style I had, shoulda been gone long ago and pretty good health now – I am blessed.


    • Carl, your story. your wisdom and life that is more than health and illness. your connection is a treasure. thank you for speaking out.
      we are standing with you through your cancer journey. please let us know along the way, friend. keep on.


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