Six Word Fridays: counting our blessings


My blessings are many – I’m lucky.

My troubles are minimal, trivial even,

When placed against a larger context.

Compared to hardships endured by others –

Those surfacing from disasters, surviving atrocitiesSix Word Fridays

Natural and man-made – against that backdrop

(Of humanity boiled over) I’m blessed.

But sometimes…the little things collect

Adding up to a larger burden

Uncomfortably placed, scratching at my well-being.

Not always or all the time,

But sometimes…fortune counting reminds me

(Is the only way to remember)

My blessings are many – I’m lucky.

Two of my blessings right here.

Before you go wondering if I need a hug, let me say that I’m not feeling down or blue. This Six Word Fridays theme got me thinking of the highs and lows of life. Sometimes when mired in the downs we need a larger perspective from which to see the fortunes (blessings) that surround us.

Enough of thisย pontificatingย (dare I say navel gazing?)! Go visit Making Things Up and get yourself some more Six Word Friday goodness.

19 Responses to “Six Word Fridays: counting our blessings”

  1. Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce

    Sometimes contrast is the only way that we understand our lives and remember our blessings.

  2. Amy @ Never-True Tales

    Love the photo with this one. And yes, so many of us are fretting over trivial problems, and this is a great reminder of priorities. Thank you!

    • melgallant

      Amy, the photo was taken earlier this week. DD really wanted to help her daddy switch the lawn mower blade. (she’s helping…from a safe distance away). ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Juliana

    I like that — a handyman and a future handymay. You ARE blessed!

    • melgallant

      I am Juliana. I really am. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never heard the expression ‘handymay’ before. I love it!

  4. Brook @2bdancing

    It’s tricky to maintain the dual focus on this small moment and on the bigger picture. We’re bound to lose our balance on the highwire every now and again.

    • melgallant

      Brook – you’re so right. We trip over the little hardships – it’s important to put them in greater context. Dont sweat the small stuff or something like that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Belinda

    Love the photo and your words, Mel, keeping in mind what the bigger picture looks like, are full of wisdom.

  6. Justine

    Yes, how true. Our blessings, in context of those with less, do seem like an avalanche of good fortune.

  7. ayala

    Love the photo and the words, Mel. You are blessed and I am so happy that you know that! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Melissa

    With the little things weaving their way around me, I regularly need reminding that there’s a bigger picture than my here + now.

    • melgallant

      Well Melissa, I thank you for Six Word Fridays. It’s introduced me to a fabulous blogging community. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Chantal

    beautiful post Mel!

  10. cj Schlottman


    This is a beautiful reminder to not sweat the small stuff. So often the small stuff gets in our eyes, preventing us from seeing the larger reality. Well done!



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