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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We stay positive, counting our blessings and remember we have two lovely sons," says Mike, who became a Christian after reading a book about Jesus Christ on the London-Rhyl train some years ago.
Perhaps, on those nights when sleep does not come, we should be counting our blessings instead of sheep.
Instead of counting our blessings, we can become dissatisfied with what we have and feel we deserve more.
Psalm 40,5 COUNTING our blessings can lead to the surprising discovery that we are actually a good deal happier than we realise.
Life can be bitter, yet so very sweet, Counting our blessings as we fall fast asleep.
We're really counting our blessings with what she's been able to accomplish and just the fact she can still pretty much be a teenager.
There are many of us who are counting our blessings because we were fortunate to escape Charley's destructive path, but there are still thousands of people who are suffering from tremendous loss," said JMFE Founder and Honorary Chairman Jim Moran.