Blessed not stressed

Repeat after me:

“Life is good.

I have every reason in the world to be happy today.

I have one to a thousand reasons to feel good.

Today, I count my blessings.

I let the sun shine inside my heart and I see in its light the dazzling beauty that’s within me.

I see my strength, I see my compassion, I see my love, and I see my joy.

I choose to feel connected; I choose to feel alive in this moment and I choose to feel good, happy, and whole.

Everything that’s for my highest good comes my way.  And what doesn’t holds something rewarding in it, too.

Life is good and I am blessed, not stressed.”

There are two ways to be rich. One is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with all that you have. 

Other than the grand looking black & white chap in the middle, all other images are from  Have a great day, friends! 

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40 thoughts on “Blessed not stressed

  1. The truly blessed are happy with what they have, and see all that they do have, instead of all that they do not. Thanks for the great reminder.

    • Agreed. Half the battle in this life is attitude, methinks. I know someone who has a lot of bad days — because he wakes up thinking, “this is not going to be a good day.” And it rarely is! I don’t live in a fairyland but, when you strip away much of it, the basics are there and life is truly good.

  2. Thanks, MJ, I’m smiling now 🙂

  3. Then I too am a rich man. I already knew that, but it’s good to be reminded. hope you have a great day too. If i come to mind, say a little prayer for me today for safety. we are roofing a 2 story farm house .I never ask someone to do something I wouldn’t do myself and I would never ask someone to go where I’m going to be today. Oh, and did I mention I hate heights.

    • I will say a little prayer for you and your crew that you roof safely and joyfully, with precautions but no fear. Hang in there, tiger! MJ

      • well, the worst is over. 🙂 Thanks for praying. .came home exhausted..but while I was doing the really crazy stuff, I wasn’t too nervous….numb would be a better way to describe it

      • yay!!! Glad it’s over 🙂 MJ

  4. Thanks for the inspiration, MJ!

  5. A wonderful reminder MJ, thank you. As my grandma used to say, “If you don’t have your health, you haven’t got much” Blessed, yes.

  6. There is so much to be thankful for in each and every day. Sometimes it finds us, other times we have to look for it, but it is always there.

    • absolutely, Patti. Just today, I was able to take off work early and have lunch with my oldest boy — warms my heart to 1) see his face, 2) hear his stories, 3) watch his face smile up with delight as he tells tales of his kids and 4) buy his lunch. He’s a hard working guy; it was a treat to get that time together. Cheers! MJ

  7. I have to admit, I LOVE these photos, In fact, I adore the last one. Is that the cutest thing, or what!?

    • I adore them as well .. and the last one, that dog is just a good soul for putting up with that heavy cat, doncha think? 🙂 MJ

  8. Loved this post – it was just what I needed this morning and I couldn’t agree more with your way of thinking! 🙂 That’s the attitude my parents brought us up with and there truly is so much to be grateful and happy for.

  9. Morning
    Love the pictures and the quote at the end
    Exactly how I strive to live – Happy with what I got!
    God Bless

    • If we just take the time to step back and take stock, I think we can find more to be grateful for than not 🙂 MJ

      • Yes, Indeed – in fact if we looked more towards grateful we would all be in better places
        God Bless

  10. Oh joy 🙂 This post makes me happy!

  11. Your glass is half-full and then some! 😉

    • 😉 and the kid’s graduation party is tomorrow — beautiful weather, I am leaving shortly to pickup his cake and drop old dog off for a bath – whee!! MJ

  12. Man, I love this. We are on the same page, here, lady!

  13. The grand black and white dog is the best looking one!

    • yes we think so. 🙂 Frankie had a big day yesterday – youngest boy’s graduation party. There was commotion in the morning while we prepped for the hall – then quiet and solitude – then chaos, music and laughter (and food) later when we came back home again. He was pleased to get his very own cheeseburger from the leftovers!! 🙂 MJ

  14. Jude

    I love your posts….never miss em 😉

  15. Great words of wisdom. I choose to be so very satisfied with what I have!

  16. So very true MJ:) I count my blessings too each day and night…and truly count my blessings of meeting you….I love your thoughts and insights:)

  17. So happy you’re are feeling blessed! What a busy and momentous month you’ve had! I’m glad that it all went well, and I’m guessing that you’re probably relieved it’s behind you. These peak emotional times…even the happy ones…they really take a lot out of you! Enjoy getting caught up on relaxing! ~ Sheila

    • Oh I couldn’t agree more, Sheila. When we’re so busy, in the thick of it, we don’t (I don’t anyways) allow much time or space to breathe it all in and then – BAM – it’s over. There’s relief and disbelief and delight and trepidation – all in one. Thank you for your kind words and “getting it,” MJ

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