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Counting your blessings

My wife and I recently spent a week on holiday in the Lake District. It is a beautiful part of the country, with some stunning scenery. After we had arrived back home, several friends asked how the holiday had gone. At that point, I had a choice.

On the one hand, I could have focussed on the negative and told them that I can't remember ever having had a holiday week with so much rain. There is no wonder that part of the country is called the Lake District – they're certainly not going to have a water shortage anytime soon!

On the other hand, I could have looked to the positive elements of the holiday week: the opportunity for a break away from the normal routine, the chance to spend time with each other and visit some fascinating places. We even had sunshine on occasions!

I suppose it's a question of whether we see the glass as half full or half empty. When I was young, my mum often used to sing around the house the old chorus, "Count your blessings." It seems to me a be a good rule of life. Even in the hard times, there is still plenty to give thanks for if we stop and consider.

Steve Clark
Glenfield Methodist Church

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