Count your blessings

They say nothing teaches us more about life than death. It’s a paradox, isn’t it? Death reminds us of what’s important and beautiful in life.

Lately, we’ve been slapped with a reminder to count our blessings.


Sit down and count. There are many.

Whatever you were whingeing about earlier doesn’t seem like such a big deal anymore. Probably it was something to do with material possessions or money. Perhaps looks or power. The kind of stuff we have to give back at the end. The type of stuff that doesn’t even rate a mention in a eulogy.

Accidents, illnesses and deaths give us perspective on our own lives. Remind us of what’s precious.

Let’s be grateful for the people we’ve lost and the people still in our lives, the love that we feel and the little things that make up our days. Let’s live in the present moment and focus our time and effort on what’s important.

As we think of those who have lost loved ones or are fighting their own battles, let’s think of them with love, kindness, compassion, respect and generosity. Let’s live our lives like that.

2 thoughts on “Count your blessings

  1. I love your writing Larissa it makes me smile
    What a magical milestone for you and the all our leopard spotted loce Elsie, happy birthday big gitl. Squeeze that amazing mom and dad you have, they fought so hard for you and there eill never be anyone else alive who will love you as much as they do and always will. XElsie. I’m traveling well and in small leaps and bounds no, not literally. But a stroke will do that to you i Kelley


    1. To the amazing Kelley, you blow us away – thank you for your beautiful words. We think of you every day and send all our love for many more leaps and bounds in your recovery. Some days they may be small, barely noticeable. Some days they might be in the wrong direction. But on the whole, they’ll add up to your recovery and you’ll be home surrounded by all the blessings that we took for granted. Lots of love to all of you xx


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