What is Blessed?

I hope all that celebrate Thanksgiving had a happy one. I did some traveling amongst friends in my hometown. One of my stops was seeing an old friend from high school. Her young granddaughter who she raises was right up in our adult conversation. As my friend described her granddaughter’s multiple foot surgeries due to her foot being turned when she was born, I intently listened and then told her granddaughter that she was blessed. Her granddaughter replied, “What’s blessed?” And my friend said it best, “It means you have a very good life.”

I thought about that conversation multiple times and I thought about my friend’s words. I believe so many adults don’t know what blessed is either. They know the word but do they truly believe they have a blessed life? I know those in perfect health but yet they still complain about going to the gym or working out. Many wish they could run or work out but are not able to due to their health. I know folks that make a million dollars a year and some of the most miserable people I know because they realize that money can’t buy happiness and what they want money can’t buy. I could go on and on about what we don’t appreciate and most of us have a really good life.

Let’s not only know the word blessed, let’s know the meaning and be happy for your haves and don’t complain about the have nots. Many times those have nots don’t make your good life better.

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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