I've found that worry and irritation vanish into thin air the moment I open my mind to the many blessings I possess.
We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, and winding streams with tangled growth, as "wild." Only to the white man was nature a "wilderness" and only to him was the land "infested" with "wild" animals and "savage" people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery. Not until the hairy man from the east came and with brutal frenzy heaped injustices upon us and the families we loved was it "wild" for us. When the very animals of the forest began fleeing from his approach, then it was that for us the "Wild West" began.
Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us ,the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds ,the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensifies human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it "white".
A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
Nurses - one of the few blessings of being ill.
With all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens -- a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities
The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.
Happiness doesn\'t depend on the actual number of blessings we manage to scratch from life, only our attitude towards them.
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and, like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing
we search for, without finding it.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
One of the blessings of being rich is the blessing to be charitable
Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds
A good memory is one that can remember the day's blessings and forget the day's troubles
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.
Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.