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Fri Dec 31, 2021, 10:57 AM

I was sorta counting my blessings this morning---I have food, clothing and a warm dry place to sleep

---and thinking of those not similarly situated. Something my mother used to say as she struggled to make ends meet came to mind: "The Lord must love poor people---he made so many of us!"

When I count my blessings, she is at the top of the list.

May we all begin to heal in 2022.

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Reply I was sorta counting my blessings this morning---I have food, clothing and a warm dry place to sleep (Original post)
Atticus Dec 2021 OP
Demovictory9 Dec 2021 #1
ananda Dec 2021 #2
highplainsdem Dec 2021 #6
Jilly_in_VA Dec 2021 #17
Raven Dec 2021 #3
kpete Dec 2021 #4
highplainsdem Dec 2021 #5
sarchasm Dec 2021 #7
housecat Dec 2021 #8
zeusdogmom Dec 2021 #9
allegorical oracle Dec 2021 #10
KS Toronado Dec 2021 #11
allegorical oracle Dec 2021 #12
KS Toronado Dec 2021 #23
hay rick Dec 2021 #13
somaticexperiencing Dec 2021 #14
Atticus Dec 2021 #16
Jilly_in_VA Dec 2021 #18
Nay Dec 2021 #26
Jilly_in_VA Dec 2021 #31
somaticexperiencing Jan 2022 #36
Joinfortmill Dec 2021 #15
samplegirl Dec 2021 #19
dchill Dec 2021 #20
mwmisses4289 Dec 2021 #21
calimary Dec 2021 #22
SouthernDem4ever Dec 2021 #24
homegirl Dec 2021 #25
tavernier Dec 2021 #27
live love laugh Dec 2021 #28
LoisB Dec 2021 #29
Stuart G Dec 2021 #30
majdrfrtim Dec 2021 #32
Evolve Dammit Dec 2021 #33
mopinko Dec 2021 #34
RicROC Jan 2022 #35

Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:16 AM

1. 👍👍

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:18 AM

2. Your mother and mine appear to have thought alike.

My mother was a great liberal democrat who always
thought that morals should never be legislated, and
that government should help the poor.

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Response to ananda (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:33 AM

6. Mine, too.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 12:59 PM

17. And mine.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:18 AM

3. Thank you, a perfect post for this day of this year.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:20 AM

4. Healing is not possible yet...

Coping is our goal for now

kp

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:23 AM

5. Thanks, Atticus! Best wishes for 2022 to you, too! And it's always good

to count your blessings, especially at the start of the day. One of the best things you can do for yourself.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:39 AM

7. Thankful ... and wishing everyone a happier new year

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:50 AM

8. and for the time being, a democracy

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:53 AM

9. Amen, Atticus, amen.

A thankful heart makes life easier even if the world situation makes it seem impossible.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:55 AM

10. Thank you for that reminder

because the Colorado fire video footage this a.m. brought tears to my eyes. These tragedies occur every day, but they seem so much sadder when they occur during the holidays.

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Response to allegorical oracle (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 11:59 AM

11. Welcome to DU!

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 12:31 PM

12. Thanks! Have been on two previous

LIBERAL BLOGS. Helps keep me from going bonkers....

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Response to allegorical oracle (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 01:46 PM

23. Me too

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 12:31 PM

13. Thanks for the reminder.

As a society, we have too much resentment and wanting more and too little gratitude for what we have.

Happy holidays!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 12:41 PM

14. God bless your mother. And...

I believe, as maybe you do, that it's best to literally "count" them. Not in a casual way, but in a take them out and feel them kind of way. That way, they really do count. That way they really do have a tendency to multiply.

As you say, may your blessings and indeed blessings for all the world multiply in 2022.

And the best thing we can do is what you did. Count our own and then pass the practice on and share it with others.

God bless.

And I guess I'll dare to say it - not a "Christian" God, but just God. Because one is one, and let's not fuss over what name to call it but just appreciate the universe that gave us this life to play in.

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Response to somaticexperiencing (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 12:48 PM

16. Your last paragraph brought to mind a couple more of Mom's "sayings":

"There are many roads to (my home town) and there are many paths to God by whatever name", and---my favorite---"God didn't make any junk!"

Back atcha with the blessing.

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Response to Atticus (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 01:01 PM

18. Mine had a few too

One that used to drive me nuts when I was a kid but makes sense now, "God's time is not our time." (Usually said when I wanted something to happen right now.)

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 02:51 PM

26. My mom, who lived through the deaths of 6 siblings from yellow fever, didn't have

a whole lot of sympathy when my brother or I complained about something 'terrible' like not getting a certain toy, or having a bad cold, etc. She said:

"You'll live!!!"

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Response to Nay (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 04:26 PM

31. My kids will probably remember

"If I hear that, I better see blood!" I con't remember who I borrowed that from. Erma Bombeck, maybe?

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Response to Atticus (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:54 PM

36. love it. fantastic. Happy New Year!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 12:46 PM

15. Amen

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 01:04 PM

19. Yes I feel so fortunate

May 2022 bring some peace.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 01:18 PM

20. May we all indeed begin to heal in 2022.

Thanks!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 01:34 PM

21. A healing new year to us all.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 01:45 PM

22. Awwwwww, thanks, Atticus!

Thatís a good way to look ahead.

Farewell, 2021.

Hello, 2022!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 01:46 PM

24. nice song from an old movie

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 01:59 PM

25. Several years ago

I gave up on the classic New Years resolutions and resolved to do my best to do a good deed every day. Most are simle- letting a driver into the line of traffic, distracting a lively child to give Mom a break, remembering to give to those with so much less, in my case to have some cash ready for the needy person with a sign, especially as I am leaving the supermarket lot with $100. in groceries in my car.

Sometimes it is just an understanding smile.

Yesterday with a few like minded customers as we organized the Dungeness Crab Line at local market. So nice- everyone was happy, even the market staff.

Very simple but so nice that everyone was cooperative and happy.

Happy New Year!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 02:54 PM

27. Me too, yesterday.

Great minds. Happy New Year my friend.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 03:12 PM

28. Kind words mean a lot. Thank you.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 03:42 PM

29. Perfect. Thank you.

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Fri Dec 31, 2021, 04:05 PM

30. Thank You for posting...K and R..

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 06:36 PM

32. I immediately thought of the song, "Grateful," by Amanda McBroom

I'm not sure if I can link to a YouTube version:

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Here's the first verse:
"IĎve got a roof over my head;
Iíve got a warm place to sleep.
Some nights I lie awake counting gifts,
Instead of counting sheep.
Iíve got a heart that can hold love;
Iíve got a mind that can think.
There may be times when I lose the light,
And let my spirits sink.
But I canít stay depressed,
When I remember how Iím blessed!
Grateful, grateful, truly grateful I am.
Grateful, grateful, truly blessed and duly grateful."


As an alcoholic looking forward to my 43rd sober NYE in a row, thanks for reminding me of this song, Atticus!

(I believe the song is definitely worth listening to in its entirety.)

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 08:55 PM

33. Agreed. Great sentiment Atticus. Happy New Year

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Fri Dec 31, 2021, 10:23 PM

34. yeah, the last 2 yrs kicked my butt pretty good, but

i've got my home, my dogs, chickens and parrots.
plenty to eat. good beer. weed.
my children all live, even tho several of them are assholes.
i've got less money than i did when all this started, but i'm still a long way from broke.

i do wish i didnt know how many of the people in my life are actually abject assholes, but hey, always good to know the truth.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 10:43 AM

35. This topic of Blessings was a topic during the holiday party

1) if we're a bit chilly, we are able to walk a couple steps to reset the thermostat.

2) When we move, we have so much stuff to get rid of, we realize how much we're blessed.

3) We have the slightest hunger pangs and we can't decide what to eat in the fridge.

4) It's raining out but so far, no roof leaks- not even a consideration until I post this.

5) Internet is working so I connect with family and friends in an instant.

Simple pleasures of life which we take for granted.

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