count (one's) blessings

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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!
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count your blessings

be grateful for what you have.
2003 The Hindu: Literary Review At forty you ruminate. Mostly about life and what it has done to you. At forty you count your blessings. And accept the bitter dollops that have been flung your way.
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count your ˈblessings

realize how lucky you are and not complain: Stop looking so miserable and count your blessings! At least you’ve still got a job and somewhere to live.
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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.
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THE follow-up to last week's UAE football report should sound as a warning to Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's racehorse trainers to count their blessings for his loyalty in their realm of sporting activity.
Here in the Bitterroot Valley where five rivers come together, Campbell and Carreno have learned to be resourceful and count their blessings. As Carreno puts it, "When an opportunity arises for us, we try to make it work."
For the most part, they shrug their chiseled shoulders and count their blessings so that they can literally keep their eyes on the prize.
But as families continue the big clean-up, many are simply happy to count their blessings.
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When they count their blessings, you can be sure they place each other near the top of their lists.
Why can't people count their blessings - no matter how small - instead of grumbling all the time.
Or do women of my age just count their blessings for having a reasonably happy marriage?
Time for the family to count their blessings. But where to start?
In the meantime, Dons fans should count their blessings.
ENGLAND fans should count their blessings because they are being entertained by some 'once-in-a-generation' players.
"People seem to use tragedies as a way to reflect on the important relationships in their own life, to count their blessings. That can help explain why tragedies are so popular with audiences, despite the sadness they induce."
Yes, they should count their blessings they live in this country, because if they voiced their adverse comments in some countries that have a ruler, president or dictator they would be found guilty of treason.
PEOPLE in Birmingham are being urged to count their blessings with a daily tweet throughout Lent.
It's a time for families and friends to gather, to give gifts, to enjoy life, to count their blessings.