Know that you are blessed
"You'll be blessed, you'll have the best, I promise you that..." sings Elton John (in his hit song, Blessed.) The truth is that God made a promise long before you were even created that you would be blessed by His wondrous love. That is the miracle of life; and rediscovering the hope that has been given to you even before the time of your conception.
Do you ever take the time to count your many blessings? Believe it or not, if you are able to practice your religion freely without the fear of harassment, you are actually more blessed than three billion people on earth? If you have a home to go to and a place to sleep at night, you are wealthier than 75 percent of this world? But there are many more blessings than just these examples - a matter of fact; you are blessed by the Great Divine power of the Universe, and His blessings are always within arm's reach of you.
Any time you feel lonely, despair, anger
or resentment, all you have to do is think about the great love that conceived you. There are no "accidents" in life, and when you learn that all life is precious, it's amazing how many blessings you will find when you look around yourself. Whether it's the promise of the rainbow, the misty diamonds on the sand, or the rise and setting of the sun -- know that you are blessed when you live in peace, and you live in the oneness of the Universal flow of energy.
Have you seen the glistening sparkles of the morning dew? Have you heard the mockingbird sing? Have you strolled along a garden trail? If you have, you are more blessed than the 100 million Americans, who suffer from visual impairment; you are more blessed than 28 million Americans who suffer a hearing impairment; and are more blessed than the one million wheelchair users.
Know you are blessed in every way, and appreciate the bounty that God has given you. The ability to read is a blessing in itself. When you start thinking about all the other gracious blessings that life has offered you, your life becomes a little easier, a lot happier, and much more prosperous.