Count your blessings

Count your blessings!

I’ve been MIA for a bit, and I really missed being here. This adulting thing is not easy sha. Haba, someone should have told us it’s a trap, so we would have just continued chilling and playing as But yay!!!, I’m here now,  hopefully, I won’t be disappearing anytime soon.

Lately, I’ve been paying attention to some things that we seem to take for granted sometimes…words. Yes, the words that we speak or hear. We seem to say a lot of things without paying much attention to them. Everyone’s talking but no one is actually listening, some people “listen” to reply, some say things possibly for what they could get from it. An example of such is the “I love you” phrase that is now so cliché and has lost its meaning. Another which is my point of interest is the “Count your blessings” phrase. Usually when someone says that, what comes to your mind is “be thankful”. But I want to challenge you to actually sit and not just count your blessings (because you’ll forget it) but write them down in a journal, so you can look at it and always remind yourself of how far you’ve come. This includes our achievements, those things that we probably see as too little, yea, every one of them. Looking at this list could even give you the boost you need when faced with challenges that may appear insurmountable, it’s like becoming your very own cheerleader.

Sometime last year, I had this skin rash due to an allergy, this lasted a couple of weeks. I could not step out of the house during the day for fear of the heat from the sun (lol…like the vampires apart from the blood-sucking part tho) because of the discomfort and itch, and also the fact that everyone would want to avoid me for very obvious reasons. I began complaining cos all I wanted at that point was to be able to go about my plans for the day without paying any serious thought to the weather outside. Then it hit me, how ungrateful we are and how much we downplay a lot of things. Like who would have thought that it’s a big deal to walk around under the scorching heat of the sun without any kind of skin discomfort. I guess what I’m trying to say is make an effort to be thankful and appreciate who and where you are, your journey is unique to you.

In conclusion, there’s so much to be thankful for, and you won’t see them if you’re focused on the wrong things. I’m thankful for my eyes, ears, mouth, hands, legs, friends, family… I could go on and on. What are you thankful for, write your blessings; 1, 2, ready, go!

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