Monday, 5 January 2015

An Irish Blessing

Count your blessings instead of your crosses.
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes.
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears.
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full times instead of your lean.
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth.
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.

Author Unknown.


  1. Thank you for a lovely poem! Be safe dear friend! xoDebi

  2. A beautiful way to kick off the first Monday of the new year!!! <3

  3. What a wonderful reminder to always be grateful for what you have and what you don't. A great way to begin the new year. Thanks for sharing this Laura and have a very happy and healthy new year!

  4. Love this, thanks for sharing it! :-)

  5. That's lovely.

    I have a poster by Madame Talbot, with another Irish blessing...

    A toast to your coffin. May it be made from the wood of a 100 year old tree, that which shall be planted tomorrow.


  6. This is advice to take to heart and always remember. Thank you for posting it!



  7. Beautiful words to live by - thank you for sharing this with us, Laura :)