Count Your Blessings Challenge

Hello Everyone! 

It's Monday! Instead of getting sucked in to the negativity of "Monday" let's challenge each other to be positive today...and everyday. Let's speak life and scripture over ourselves, husbands, children, marriages, family, friends, ministry etc. Instead of letting our thoughts run away with us let's choose to focus and control them by not letting destructive thoughts in and only allowing positive thoughts to fill our minds. 

I believe the spoken word is important. Speaking blessings and scripture over ourselves is wonderful. The bible says Jesus is the Word. John 1:1 & 14. There is power in our words! 

The challenge is to count your blessings today! Can you speak out and remind yourself of 1000 blessings today? 

Here are some of mine.

God woke me up this morning
It's a beautiful sun shiny morning. 
I have a coffee maker. 
I have coffee in my cup
My kids are still sleeping so I have a moment to write this blog post
I can read my bible without fear of being arrested.
I can pray to our Lord without fear of being arrested. 
I have a roof over my head
I have food in my pantry
I have clothes for the kids and I to wear
My car runs
I have family
I have friends
They pray for me
I get to homeschool my kiddos.
I have running water
I have electricity
I am not behind on any bills. 
We got to attend kids camp last week
We were blessed with the money to go!!
I rode the zip line. 
I rode the red neck water slide
I got to witness kids cry out to God like never before.
I have a washing machine and dryer to wash the nasty camp clothes
I got to experience camp with a good friend.
I have a great church family
My Pastors are kinda awesome
I enjoyed church yesterday.
I got to hear to powerful testimony. 
I'm able to serve God.
My grass is cut
I have two watch dogs
I get to video chat with my husband
I don't have to drive out in traffic today
I have eyes to see. 
I have legs to walk. 
I have ears to hear.
I am in good health.
I have a little fire place in my living room which I love during the winter. 
My sister and her family are visiting. 
I have wonderful parents.
We have gone several times out on their boat this summer.
We had a great time with family for the 4th of July. 
I  have a good support team. 
I get to host a bible study/devotion. 
I can read!
I get to be at home raising my kids. 
God loves me. 
I have His grace. 
I have His mercy. 
He works through me. 
The list goes on.........

Let's keep this going! Take the Count Your Blessings Challenge and share it with all your friends. Comment below if you accept the challenge and again when you made your list. Let's choose to think positive and not let destructive thoughts in today. 

What did you get out of counting your blessings today? 

Thank you for being here with me!


Starla J. 

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  1. This is great, Starla. We should all begin and end our day in gratitude. If we do this, how can we have a bad day. We are all blessed, regardless of our own hardships. Everyone has something to be grateful for. Well said!


    1. Gratitude is so important. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

    2. What a beautiful post. I am thankful for my preemie daughter. She was born weighing one pound, eight ounces. Today, she is 18 months old and a whopping 18 pounds! I am thankful for the doctors and nurses who took care of her in the NICU -- and for the therapists who help us with feeding, nutrition, speech, and occupational therapy. I feel blessed that Emily is walking and starting to use jargon. Today, she even mimicked feeding one of her baby dolls. Thank you for encouraging me to reflect on the blessings of life!!! Being thankful is a great feeling! -Michelle at Preemie Blessings

  2. It's all perspective, isn't it? Find the positive in life and your day will be better. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Very true! Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Starla, What a wonderful list of blessings. I had to visit . . . my site is Counting My Blessings, so I couldn't resist. I started it to hold myself accountable to remaining grateful even when my circumstances aren't fun.

    1. How awesome! What a great idea for a blog. :)

  4. Great list. Life is much happier when you go through it grateful. I am always grateful to my two sisters!

    1. Sisters are great! I only have one but love her so much. Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Great post! I can definitely think of a lot of blessings in my life right now.. too many to type!

    1. I know! When we really stop and think it's amazing!

  6. Such a great idea!! I always look back on at night all things I am thankful for but doing this in the morning may help my days get better too!

  7. Counting blessings is SO important! One of my favorite quotes is, "You are only happy as you are grateful." Thanks for the reminder! Love your list and the simple things on it we take for granted!

  8. Today in life it is so easy to lose sight of our blessings. Thank you for the reminder.

    1. You are so welcome! Thank you for stopping by!

  9. Excellent challenge~ So glad to have crossed paths with your space~


  10. Thanks for creating this challenge. I added some hope to my week already.

  11. Loved this! I loved how some of the things you might complain about (nasty camp clothes lol! That is how we roll around here too!) were blessings because we can take care of them! And yes, I am so thankful for my washing machine too! I have been insanely busy lately especially since my foster daughter just had surgery this morning and I'm exhausted, but really you so are right that I should be focusing on all the good. I am so thankful that I have my foster daughter right now and that we were able to get her taken care of today so she is now hearing as she should be :) My husband was able to stay home with our boys so I didn't have to drag them all with me and wait for her with the three of them at the surgery center- a huge blessing! If nothing else, these are good reasons to be tired! Thanks so much for linking up- I needed the reminder!
    -S.L. Payne from

  12. Starla! This is awesome, what a great idea! I accept this challenge and may just post my list for my next MADM post : )

    1. Awesome! I look forward to seeing it!

  13. your first blessing is my favorite "God woke me up this morning"....he certainly didn't have to :)

  14. Thanks for the reminder that not only do we need to be thankful but we need to VOICE that thankfulness- to God and others! Be blessed!!

    1. Thank you, Michele, for stopping by!

  15. When I think about complaining, I will have to remember to count my blessings which are many.

    1. It's a great way to remember the good in our lives. Thank you for stopping by!! :)


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