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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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COUNTING BLESSINGS Port Talbot furnace worker Kirsty Pritchard at her home in Machen.
He insists it is he, not the team, who should be counting blessings.
In fact, though this month marks the beginning of the season of giving thanks, counting blessings and spreading cheer, the truth is far too few of us know how to relax and enjoy it.
IT appears that Stockton Council are going to give us a new roundabout on the A174 at Thornaby against the wishes of residents and I'm walking where Tees river flows, pondering your history, and counting blessings you gave to all - like shortcuts to beaches, home, work zones.
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On the subject of counting blessings, I am extra well, in exceptionally good shape.