Count Our Blessings

 

Perhaps we have not counted
All our blessings one by one;
Perhaps we have not bothered
To remember whence they come;

And maybe we have taken
Just for granted all the things
That the good Lord has created
And the gifts that nature brings.

The autumn hills in glory robed,
A golden field of grain,
"A sunset's dazzling splendor
Or the Milky Way's great plain,

The starry sky's sublimity,
The ocean's mighty power
The wonder of creation
In the petal of a flower.

And so if we have failed to show
By work, act or deed
That we are thankful unto Him
Who fills our daily need,
May this day show we're grateful
When we add up all the sum
Of blessings we remember,
As we count them one by one.

~author unknown

Treasures In You

There are treasures in life,
But owners are few
Of money and power
To buy things brand new.

Yet you can be wealthy
And feel regal too,
If you will just look
For the treasures in you.

These treasures in life
Are not hard to find
When you look in your heart,
Your soul, and your mind.

For when you are willing
To share what's within,
Your fervent search
For riches will end.

The joy and the laughter,
The smile that you bring;
The heart unafraid
To love and to sing;

The hand always willing
To help those in need;
Ones quick to reach out,
To labor and fee.

So thank you for sharing
These great gifts inside;
The caring, the cheering,
The hug when one cried.

Thanks for the energy,
Encouragement too,
And thank you for sharing
The treasures in you.

 

Background Music:
Annes De Pelegrina By Franz Liszt