count one's blessings

count (one's) blessings

To reflect on the good things in one's life and be grateful for them. I know you're disappointed that you didn't come in first, but so many other incredible things have happened to you this year. Count your blessings, my darling. I try to count my blessings every day—it's a great antidote to sadness!
See also: blessing, count

count one's blessings

Appreciate what one has, or one’s good fortune. This Pollyanna-like phrase is often used to help avoid worrying about what one lacks or one’s bad luck. (Pollyanna, a children’s book from the early 1900s by Eleanor H. Porter, is the story of an orphan girl who remains resolutely cheerful and sweet-tempered in the face of considerable adversity.) A modern version of the cliché is think positive.
See also: blessing, count
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As the famous saying goes, "The grass is always greener on the other side." More often than not, it is much easier to complain than it is to contemplate and count one's blessings. These days, especially with social media, there is a much more convenient avenue to criticize and make oneself feel like your voice has been heard.
In life, one must learn to count one's blessings also.
The remaining poems are a call to count one's blessings, celebrating love in all its minor and major keys.