Tuesday, 15 January 2013

It's not all doom and gloom

This morning I was listening to Radio 2 - I have now become old and have left my young Radio 1 days behind as I no longer like anything they play and instead a good sing-along and a pop master quiz on Radio 2. (I also feel its far more classy to have Radio 2 on casually in the background whilst cooking with a glass of wine, but thats just me) It never fails to cheer me up in a morning - it's hard to be sad singing along to "how do you like your eggs in the morning" Anyway, the presenter Chris Evans said something along the lines of "Count your blessings, but count your best blessings twice". I really loved the sentiment behind this idea. I think sometimes we spend so thinking about what we don't have, we forget what we do have. I couldn't find anything with that exact quote, but I felt the one above worked just the same.

So my "double blessings" are thus :- my supportive and loving future husband, my beautiful labrador Toby, and my affectionate cat, Star. I'm healthy (aside from a niggly sore throat and a snuffley nose), I've not got alot of money in the bank (in fact at the moment I'm in my overdraft! Whoops!) but I'm comfortable, my bills are paid, the heating is on, and there's food in the cupboards and I have god knows how many channels to find nothing to watch on. I've got a steady and secure job, good friends who will be there for me no matter what. My family are also in good health and generally we all have a pretty fair standard of living. I own my own car, I have numerous electrical gadgets, a wardrobe full of clothes and shoes (nothing to wear though, obviously) and drawers full of make up. Actually when you put it all down like that, it doesn't look so bad after all does it :)

 

What are some of your "double blessings"?

Ps I recognise this is a bit of a random post for me, but that quote was something I really wanted to share, and I thought it followed on frm my previous post nicely, just in a different way.

 

 

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12 comments:

  1. I love this post I definitely think theres too much in life to be happy about to dwell on things that aren't that great.

    Stacie xoxo
    http://stacie-lifeisworththefight.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Exactly - we are so have "have not" people :)

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  2. This is such a lovely post! I love ones like these, make you double think and realise that really whatever you're worrying about isn't so bad. :)

    eyelashwishes-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Very much needed. I've been talking about it on my blog too, but there is so much unnecessary negativity that people focus on day in and day out. They really tend to forget all the positive they have going on for them. And the people who complain the most IMO, really are the one's who have no right to.

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  4. This is a lovely thought. I know I'm guilty of wanting everything, right away. I'm far too impulsive.

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    1. I'm the same! I have absolutely no self restriant!

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  7. This cheered me up this evening :) and I liked the sentiment of this post :). I too have a steady job, a good relationship, good friends and nice things, but sometimes it's easy to lose sight of what matters, so thanks for posting this and reminding me :) xx

    Almost Delightful

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    1. I'm guilty of it all the time - I think it's so important to remind ourselves and of the simple pleasures in life :)

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  8. so true xxxx

    http://www.brookeyboosblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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