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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A COUPLE from Caernarfon were left counting their blessings after arriving home safely from the resort of Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.
These included such things as writing letters of gratitude, practicing optimism, performing acts of kindness, volunteering, meditating on positive feelings toward others, counting their blessings and focusing on their strengths--all of which helped relieve depressive symptoms.
CHURCHGOERS have been counting their blessings to help the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
STRATHCLYDE police must be counting their blessings after the Crown Office - unusually - clarified the recent caution which was issued to Celtic keeper Artur Boruc.
I'm sure this little girl and her parents will be counting their blessings today."
The boys, who are doubtless counting their blessings following their failure to make it into the now defunct One True Voice - the all-male band created by the ITV1 talent searching show, say they have been working on the material they want to do.
Last night they were really counting their blessings -they only started receiving the Daily Post last Monday.
Wrexham's veteran keeper Andy Dibble was pleased to see a Denis Lawrence clearance, that rebounded off Steve Roberts, bounce past his post and the home side were also counting their blessings when Roberts headed wide when unmarked eight yards from goal.
Instead of counting their blessings, monks at Pluscarden Priory, near Elgin, Moray, headed for the polling station in their habits to cast their votes.
HOUSEBOUND parishioners were counting their blessings yesterday with the news Church radio services are to resume.
Wrexham's veteran keeper Andy Dibble was pleased to see a Denis Lawrence clearance that rebounded off Steve Roberts bounce past his post and the home side were also counting their blessings when Roberts headed wide when unmarked eight yards from goal.
How many will be counting their blessings today, having been reminded that good health is priceless.