Don’t cry because it’s over. SMILE because it happened.
There are lots of things that are over in my life. I'm over the hill for one thing. I've seen and done a lot in my lifetime. The memories of those times do make me smile. I count them all blessings. Not only the good but the bad too.
I can smile because once I was married to a wonderful man.
I can smile because I had a hand in raising 7 beautiful children
I can smile because I worked for many years, providing for myself and my family
I can smile because I had lots of pets, cats and dogs and even a parrot that provided hours of companionship
I can smile because I have a cluttered home. I have loads of pictures and momentos of days gone by.
Lots of smiles and lots of blessings are mine to keep and to be thankful for. Just because things are over and done doesn't mean there won't be new things coming. Each morning brings something new to add even more smiles to my life.
Count Your Blessings
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 years 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