Monday, February 6, 2012


I am blessed. 
Something that I so easily forget when I get caught up in my stress and busy schedule.  
In my small group a few weeks ago we talked about a lot of the things we tend to complain about, and when you sit back and think about our typical complaints.. we're blessed we're even given the chance TO complain.

I mean really think about it,
when it boils down to it.. the majority of our complaints are first-world problems.
I'm a big complainer.
I complain about everything.
So when we started talking about how miniscule our complaints are in the big scheme of things, it made me realize I need to take more time to notice my blessings rather than cloud my vision with things I'm unhappy about. 

Today's blessings:
Mason Jars, Sweet Tea, and a comfy couch to relax on.
Beautiful Weather.
Time spent with my friends.
Big T-Shirts and shorts.
Afternoon walks through campus.
Taco Night at the Apartment.
My loving family.
and a Cozy bed to crawl into at night.


Kristen said...

Totally agree Leslie. The things we complain about would be things other people would love to have. Great perspective, thanks for the reminder!

Sarah said...

Love this. We have so many little things to be thankful for and so often I am not! I mean I am, but I don't say it aloud or consciously think about them. Have a great day!

Portuguese Prepster said...

Love this post! I'm alway jumping form one thing to the next and forget to take time to count my blessings.

Nicole said...

love posts like this. :) Have a great monday!

Neely said...

I need to do this too. Do you mind if I copy this??

Stephanie said...

You always write the most insightful posts. I'm definitely guilty of complaining about stupid stuff too! Thanks for the reminder to always be grateful. :)

Kelly said...

Love your post. It is so easy to take things for granted.

Turtles and Pearls said...

Thanks for the reminder! With it being a test week, I am definitely in complain mode. Love your Mason Jar! I keep thinking that I want some, but haven't gotten any yet.

Anonymous said...

I tend to be a complainer too. But counting your blessings like this is such a great habit to develop! One of my fave Run Blogs, Run To The Finish, is doing a 30 day Appreciation Challenge encouraging us to keep a gratitude journal. Since I don't blog everyday I just keep a running list on my bedside table. You should join us!

Anonymous said...

Those are some wonderful blessings to be thankful for!!

"What if you woke up today with only the things you were thankful for yesterday"

Melanie said...

Great way to look at each day..we all need to count our blessings every opportunity we have!!

Emily said...

Just found your precious blog from a comment you left at Neely's! Loving this post!

Erin said...

Always a wonderful reminder :) I tend to complain more than recount my blessings, too. By the way, totally off subject but my husband is from Athens and his dad works at UGA! :)

Jamie said...

You're SO right girl! We talked a little bit about that in Sunday school yesterday and I couldn't agree more :)

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I love this post!! I call myself an optimist and like to think I'm very positive, but I certainly can complain a lot too! Great reminder! I just found your blog via Portuguese Prepster and really like it! Stop by mine and say "Hi" if you get a chance!

Christa said...

Loved this post!

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Christi's Chirps said...

What a wonderful and humbling post! It's something I too need to stop and think about and remember to count my blessings!

Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

This is a wonderful post Leslie :). We all need to stop and count our blessings every day!