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Embrace Focus

While you are thanking God
for making you human,
giving you courage to try hard things,
helping you learn and grow and
understand the lessons life has for you,
don’t forget to count your blessings!

Surrounds you.
You’ll find it
If you look thoughtfully –

Count your blessings
Name them one by one
Count your many blessings
See what God has done

If that is your focus,
You won’t have time to
See the other side of the coin!
You’ll be too busy giving back!!

We are blessed
To be a blessing.
Count your blessings
See what God has done!

Focus on what you have
Not what you wish you had!
Use your gifts for others
And watch them come back multiplied!

Let’s grow flowers!

Plant the seeds in your garden carefully.
Make sure they are in rich, fertilized soil.
Keep your soul seeped in the encouraging
Words of scripture… and you’ll grow fruits of the spirit!

I am thankful for you,
Grateful for your presence in my life.
You’re the flowers in my life’s garden.
I feel blessed to have you visit JanBeek
Leaving encouraging comments.
Thank you!!

See you later.
Have a blessed day!

I’m off to church…
I’ll share my sermon notes later today.
Come on back!

Love, JanBeek

P.S. Did I tell you yesterday was my dad’s birthday? He would have been 110!!
One of my many blessings is having him for my earthly father.
Check out my blog from way back when –
when I posted a poem I wrote about my dad:


Happy Birthday, Daddy!
I miss your hugs!

What tops your list of blessings?
What are you focusing on today?

Comments on: "Embrace Focus" (13)

  1. I was only saying to Jackie this morning, that I have been so lucky with my genes. I guess they top my list.

  2. Love this one Mom! Good stuff. I’m working on weeding this weekend! Time to plant and water some flowers!!

    • Hah! I am just finding this message in a folder of unapproved posts. Go figure… more than a year later, you are still watering flowers, I’ll bet!

  3. Hi Jan,
    I love the picture of you and your dad!! You both look so happy and loving to each other!
    Blessings! ♥♥

  4. Thanks so much… my dad was the world’s best hugger … yup, a lotta love there! I was blessed, indeed!

  5. Sunny De said:

    I really like the quote “What you choose to focus on will grow.” Oh so true! Focus on being grateful! I’m ohhhhh so lucky to have such a loving family and be surrounded by the love of family and friends. Life is GOOD! It’ll be even better when I can see you and squish on you this September, momma!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘❤️

    • Thank you, DeDe! I am so happy you were able to take time to read a few of my posts. Thanks for taking time to respond. I love seeing you here and hearing your reactions! <3

      • Sunny De said:

        I don’t know why I haven’t been receiving notifications. I need to check out my settings. I love starting my day by reading your blog, Ma. AND I love YOU! Hope your hump day is awesome! When is your congregation meeting the new pastor?

      • This Sunday! I am so excited to have everyone in the church meet her! Thank you for starting your day with my blog. I will try to get it done by 4: or 5: each day so that it is there for you first thing in the morning. I missed yesterday… busy day getting Mary Grace at the airport and spending quality time with her. <3

      • Sunny De said:

        That’s really exciting! The end of a long journey, huh? And the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

      • Yes!!

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