Count Your Blessings instead of 'Black Sheep'

Every year brings some hard things as well as some good things. A few years ago Richard and I decided that during the first week of the new year we would compile a list of our top ten blessings of the previous year. No matter how hard the year has been, even during the last couple of recession years when we’ve had kids struggling without jobs and we always found that the blessings outweigh the trials.

The words of that old song that many of you are too young to remember that good old song by Bing Crosby, “When you’re worried and you can’t sleep, count your blessings instead of sheep and you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings.” (Isn’t it funny that those of you who know that song can’t read the words without singing the song in your head?)

We challenge you to make a list of your “Top Ten Blessings of 2010”. It’s so easy to dwell on the hard things that come our way. Even if it’s been an especially hard year you’ll be amazed at how many good things have come to you this year. Bet they outweigh the bad no matter what!

We won’t bother you with our list except for our two greatest blessings of 2010:

Jacobson (my maiden name) Scott Eyre

Poem Teresa Eyre

May you all have a wonderful 2011.

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