|A LIST OF BLESSINGS
“One exercise that I practice is to try for a full inventory of my blessings. . . .”
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 37
What did I have to be grateful for? I shut myself up and started listing the blessings for which I was in no way responsible, beginning with having been born of sound mind and body. I went through seventy-four years of living right up to the present moment. The list ran two pages, and took two hours to compile; I included health, family, money, A.A.—the whole gamut.
Every day in my prayers, I ask God to help me remember my list, and to be grateful for it throughout the day. When I remember my gratitude list, it’s very hard to conclude that God is picking on me.
From the book Daily Reflections
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