There's a beautiful song from Bing Crosby sung in as part of White Christmas. "When I'm worried and I can't sleep. I count my blessings instead of sheep. And I fall asleep, counting my blessings. When my bankroll is getting small. I think of when I had none at all. And I fall asleep counting my blessings." It is a beautiful song, some say relates back to Johnson Oatman's 1897 Hymn BLESSINGS.
When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
Refrain: Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done; Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.
It's a practice of gratitude, It's a way shower for peace of heart, mind and body. Simply, count your blessings. Count the blessings that surround you and experience your-self as the blessing you are. Count the blessings in your life as you love everyone more than you thought possible. By counting our blessings we lean into the loving available for accepting everything exactly as it is.
AWAKEN: IT'S A NEW THING. TABLES ARE TURNING. LOVE IS WORKING.
The gifts you graciously give, you receive. In our gratitude we experience our wholeness.
REMEMBER: AMAZING GRACE. HOW SWEET THE SOUND
To express our gratitude is to reset the world into the present moment. Gratitude is how we make manifest what we want, to allow for all of our needs to be met. Gratitude is the world in all its forms accepted and honored and cherished. When we acknowledge the gifts of wisdom, joy, love we've been given we remember our perfect peace. It is the way we make manifest our connection to all that is.
FOUNDATIONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS AFFIRMATION
My actions create an unending chain of loving abundance.
PRAYER'S OF THE HEART
May we all enjoy peace on earth, freedom of expression, love in our hearts and may we be in service to each other.
LOVE ACTIVISM 💚🌱✨ A WAY FOR SWITCH
It is through community that we heal. It is in kindness for ideas outside of a control system. It is outside of the box inclusion that allows us to grow in our abilities. From our friends at Good News Movement. A note from young Madeline asking sweetly to Animal control proper respect and honor for her dream of a unicorn in her backyard. The government organization took time to answer her direct request. It is our actions of love, of consent of request that pave the way for what we want more of in the world. It is clear we are in a time of magic and every time we see a story that reminds us, taking loving action, writing the letter, asking for help, showing up for neighbors, engaging in community actions, reveal a better more just world when we bring our loving. Grateful today for the blessing of loving reminders of how great our collective heart is.
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Learning the law of love; that what I give is a gift to me is the joy of the last month of the year and the final third of our NEXT 100 Days of Love. Only love is real. When love is given, it is our connection, what we give, we receive. Maybe this is the first time you are seeing this, perhaps you have not understood what giving means, and thought to save or keep what I desire for myself alone. And as I looked upon the treasure that I thought I had, I found an empty place where nothing ever was or is or will be. Who can share a dream? And what can an illusion offer me? Yet they whom I forgive will give me gifts beyond the worth of anything on earth. Let my forgiven lovers fill my store with Heaven’s treasures, which alone are real. Thus is the law of love fulfilled. And thus love returns. How near we are to one another, how close the redemption our love and forgiveness brings. -ACIM
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DAY 71/ NEXT 100 DAYS OF LOVE | LOVE > FEAR
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FROM YOUTUBE: White Christmas Count Your Blessings with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. (c) Paramount pictures
There isn't a moment of my life I don't remember this scene from White Christmas. It is one of my heart song movie moments. It reveals the core of my soul's code. It is in these two on screen that I learned to always, always, Count my blessings. Grateful to have been alive to experience a much older Rosemary Clooney in jazz clubs. She was pure grace and power and a voice to match the soothing, tones, of Der Bingle.
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