Count Your Blessings Month
“Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
2 Corinthians 4:16
Each day we are relatively healthy and pain free is a blessing. Because I have some arthritis and fibromyalgia, I notice changes in the weather. I have learned to take these conditions in stride.
All I have to do when I notice some inflammation is remember my Sunday school teacher. Several years ago, he had an accident at his place of business. He came through that event without losing his right leg but he carries metal pins and rods down its full length. His wife told me one of his doctors said he’d “become very good at forecasting the weather.”
One of my friends is a quadriplegic. When I worked my last job, each morning I’d pass his street and say a prayer for him and his mother. One fall the muscles in my legs were inflamed so much I actually hurt from hips to ankles. This particular morning, I prayed my usual sentence prayer for them as I went past. All of a sudden, my eyes filled up; I could barely see. Here I was feeling sorry for myself because of some pain when neither one of them ever complained about anything.
I view each day as a blessing from God. If I have a problem, I know He will help me through it. If I receive a blessing, I try to thank Him for that day and that special blessing.