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Vetsy is my nickname that my family have fondly called me since my childhood. My blog reflects my personal views about the world around me. My topics may be anything that interest me but the majority of it is about my favorite past times...nature and gardening. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment or becoming a follower.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Count our Blessing as we Should

   Today I had some time off from work and decided today to  meditate, write in my journal  and count my blessings.  I had a lot on my mind and had been complaining all week about all the things that had annoyed me ...Like my bills, a flat tire, a cold that just wouldn't go away and not enough time to get all of my Christmas shopping done. ..These complaints took a back seat when I heard about a tragic story on the News concerning 20 little children and 6 teachers that were gunned down in Newtown  Conn, Friday, by a young troubled man by the name of Adam Lanza. http://news.yahoo.com/evidence-hints-deadlier-plan-conn-massacre-195025644.html

My heart and prayers goes out to all the parent's and the families who lost there loved ones in this tragedy during this Holiday Season..... My prayers also goes out to my co-worker Sarah, who lost her mother to cancer on Monday..And our dear blogging friend... Lorraine of Flower Lady's Musings
http://flowerladysmusings.blogspot.com/  who lost her husband DH...also to cancer. 

May we always focus on the good
And count our blessings as we should.
May all our complaints depart
And thank God with a grateful heart.

Our troubles may be the same,
But we can still praise His good name!
Our load may be hard to bear,
But thank God, the Loadbearer is there.

We will forget to complain
And not mention life’s pain,
If our days are filled with praise,
And we thank God in all our ways.

Don’t think that things are so bad,
And don’t live with a heart so sad.
Countless blessings are ours each day.
Let us thank God when we kneel and pray.

Gene Griffin


  1. Dear Vetsy ~ There is so much grief all around this week that it is hard to feel thankful. May the families who lost their loved ones in this horrible school incident somehow feel God's love surrounding them.

    Thank you for your prayers and for your kind comment on my blog.

    FlowerLady Lorraine

  2. Thank you Jessica I like your too!

  3. Thanks for this reminder. I often forget to be thankful. I feel sad for the family and friends of those victims. Have a blessed day!

  4. Stephanie thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

  5. Dear Vetsy, Such a thoughtful posting! Have a blessed Christmas. P. x

  6. Many good things to remember. Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas to you as well.

  7. Well said and so true! As rotten as our world can be, there is always so much to be grateful for. :o)

  8. Absolutely.... Casa Mariposa, I am certainly counting those blessings and even some I didn't recognize that I had.

  9. Hello Vetsy girl and a very Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for 2013!!
    It is easy to fall into the rut of complaining about the annoying things in our lives .. just human nature really .. nothing to really punish ourselves for. When horrific events happen .. it shakes us up , wakes us up and then we do recognize how lucky we are and count our blessings.
    So I understand all that you have said here .. again .. it falls into the "human nature" category.
    We are odd beings that need to focus just a little bit more .. but no matter how many times we do ? we need more practice .. just the way we are ;-)
    Take care girl !
    PS .. any garden/plant planning ? LOL

  10. Well said Joy.... We just need a little bit more pratice.
    As for the garden planning....

    LoL! I have some house plants but no garden yet cuz I'm living in an apartment.... LOL! can't wait to be in a abode with a yard so I can get that garden fever again.

  11. We all need gentle reminders don't we to be grateful and thankful for the blessings that we have. Happy New Year, Vetsy. I look forward to reading your posts in '13.

  12. Hello dear Vetsy. Thank you for the loving and thoughtful words. You're a treasure. Glad to see you're still blogging. Wishing you the best.