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Blessed – How Blessed am I? The 24th Word in the “Good Words” Project.

Updated on January 27, 2017

The Good Words Project

The "Good Words" Project, was started by Jo "Grace" Goldsmith and when she told me about the project I promised to write a poem for each "Good Word" she chose weekly.

Grace, would give us a word each week and encourage our fellow Hubbers to really look at it's true meaning and to live by it's meaning, to encourage our fellow Hubbers to practice living the words in our living and writing and to encourage all of us to be the best writer/poets and authors we can be and strive to inspire, and promote good will to bring recognition to unknown writers on this site.

Blessed, this 24th good word reminds me how Blessed I am to have Jo "Grace" Goldsmith as a friend and mentor on/off HubPages.

Flowers are from my friend Shelia, the I Love You Hand from my deaf Son, the angel from my Honey Bunny
Flowers are from my friend Shelia, the I Love You Hand from my deaf Son, the angel from my Honey Bunny | Source

Blessed – How Blessed Am I?

© Shyron Shenko 7/18/14

Counting Blessings

Instead of counting Sheep

That’s the one thing to put me right to sleep

How Blessed Am I?


My days are filled with blessings

From the rising of the sun

Till the rising of the moon

When each day is done


I may not always listen

To the blessings I can hear

Blessings that are whispered in my ear

I am blessed that I can hear


I may not always recognize

Blessings right before my eyes

For seeing is a blessing

I am blessed I have my sight


I am blessed to have good friends

Right here on HP

Knowing they really care for me

How Blessed Am I?



I am Blessed to be born

In the land of the brave and the free

Blessed that I am free to be me

How Blessed am I?


Blessed

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

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    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 

      2 years ago from North Texas

      Yes, bad as things can be sometimes, they could always be worse. I always like to think of Helen Keller who accomplished so much in spite of her severe handicaps. Sharing this exceptional poem again.

      What a day! Have got the virus removed from my computer and it was slick as slick could be. Also have a/c again! Now all I need is money . . . Blessings and hugs to you and yours, my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Peachy, thank you so much for the comment, and compliment.

      Blessings and Hugs.

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      beautiful poem, i must be counting my blessing and sheep too

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Michael, thank you for the comment, following, up-votes and blessings.

      Blessings right back to you.

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      Michael-Milec 

      3 years ago

      Using your blessing to bless your readers, to me is a blessing undeserved .

      Thank you and may the Author of all blessings continue blessing you...

      Voted up and beautiful.

      Peace with us.

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      Maria Jordan 

      3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Done, you sweet thing...and backatcha! You are a sweetheart.

      Love you too, Maria

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Maria, thank you for the comments, up votes, and hugs.

      Please do this for me, put your right hand on your left shoulder and your left hand on you right shoulder. There I just returned your hug.

      Thank you most of all for being my friend.

      Love Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Jamie, thank you so much, I appreciate you. Yes it is important to recognize our blessings and until I wrote this poem I did not think much about counting blessings.

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      Maria Jordan 

      3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Shyron,

      This is filled with perspective, inspiration and gratitude... love your song choice too.

      Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      3 years ago from Reno NV

      In our lives it is important to step back and look at our blessings and what we should be thankful for. Jamie

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jo, for the compliment and comment. I really appreciate you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Beautiful inspirational poetry. It always amazes me how some folks have so much, and yet, never know real happiness, while other's find Joy in the simplest of things, the latter, are surely blessed. Great little word that means so much. Well done!!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Lady_E How wonderful to meet you, thank you for reading and commenting on my hub. I am so glad it spoke to your heart, and that God brought you here.

      Blessings to you my friend.

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      Elena 

      3 years ago from London, UK

      Very inspiring read and full of gratitude.

      It spoke to my heart. God brought me to your Hub for a reason.

      God Bless.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Devika, thank you for your comments. I am so grateful to Jo Goldsmith11 that she chose this word so that I would count my blessings instead of my problems.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A most beautiful word and you knew just how to address this word with such great courage and appreciation.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Flourish, thank you for you visit and comment, I am blessed you are my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Mckbirdbks, thank you so much for your visit and comments, it is appreciated.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jo, for these good words and especially Blessed, it made me reflect on how my blessings far out weigh my troubles.

      You are truly one of my blessings.

      Shalom and hugs to you Sis.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Ruby, you are a blessing and I appreciate you, thank you for your comment, up vote and sharing on HP and Twitter and being my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, thank you so much for your comment, vote, thumb up, sharing and pinning. I really appreciate you.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Bill for your comment, as I said to Peggy W. I am so glad Jo chose this word, it made me realize how blessed I am.

      Have a blessed day.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Peggy, thank you for the up votes and for sharing. I am grateful for my blessings, when I started writing this poem, I took for granted all my blessings. I am so glad Jo chose this word, it made me realize how blessed I am.

      I hope you have many Blessings

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      We have so much to be thankful for. Your poem focuses us on that.

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      mckbirdbks 

      3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Shyron, your poetry is so encouraging and uplifting. Your support of your friends is a wonder.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you alkanarula, I am pleased to meet you, and I check out your hubs also.

      Yes I am blessed.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Perspycacious, I am glad you enjoyed my poem.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for the votes, pin and sharing. Sometimes we forget how Blesssed we are, with all the worries we have.

      I am truly blessed by your friendship.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Faith, thank you so very much for the reading, compliments, comments, votes up and for sharing.

      Most of all thank you for being my friend.

      Blessings and hugs

      Shyron

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      3 years ago

      It was really a blessing as always to read your beautiful poetry~! :-)

      Shared, tweet and Up she goes. :-) Thank you for the sincere blessing which comes from your friendship. Shalom & big hugs!

      (((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Shyron))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      We have so many things in our life that's a blessing. One being you. This is beautiful and inspiring. Twitter shared.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Shyron,

      We should always be very grateful for our many blessings as you have so beautifully written about in your latest poem. Up and beautiful votes and will happily share. ☺

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      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      It was beautiful Shyron. I voted thumbs up, shared it an pinned it.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Another beautiful collaboration. I, for one, feel very blessed, and I love your reflections on it.

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      Alka Narula 

      3 years ago from INDIA

      You are truly blessed to share this beautiful expression ...stay blessed , look forward to hear more from you.

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      C E Clark 

      3 years ago from North Texas

      A beautiful sentiment so well expressed, for we are blessed to have sight and hearing and feet to take us where we need to go. Hands to accomplish our work and our wishes. Friends to share our burdens for when we share with friends both of our burdens are lighter. Those who are fortunate enough to have these things and more should be truly grateful.

      Voted up and BAI, pinned to AH, and sharing with followers. Bless you for reminding us that some things are worth far more than gold.

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how beautiful ... we are truly blessed and you expressed it so well. I choose to think of the many blessings than to even thing of the have nots. I even praise Him for my soft pillow each night to lay my head on.

      Thank you for the wonderful reminder of how blessed we are truly.

      Voted up ++++ and away

      Thank you for blessing us with your poetry.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Thanks for a good read.

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