Count your many blessings, name them one by one

When you are discouraged,thinking all is lost

Count your many blessings,name them one by one

And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.” — Johnson Oatman

My father told me the following story and asked me to always remember it esp during tough times


Once upon a time, an angel and his follower went to a small town.  It was  late night and raining so they asked someone in the town for shelter. That person gave them shelter but  was rude and put them in his basement which was leaking and it was very cold there. Angel repaired the basement, thanked the man for providing shelter and left in the morning.

Another day, angel and his follower went to some other town and it started raining again. They again asked someone for shelter. This time, the host was a poor man and had a very small house. He offered his only room to the angel and his follower and he himself slept outside the room. Next morning angle’s follower saw that the poor man’s cow who was the only source of income was dead. Angel’s follower was so confused. He asked the angel ” The other man was so rude to you still you repaired his basement and his poor man was so good to you still you killed his only source of income??”. Angle replied “This poor man was destined to die today but because of his good deeds, he was saved and instead his cow was taken. Its all fair in this system. We all reap what we sow”


When we all face tough situations, we get so angry and feel so bad for what happened without realizing that it could have been worse. I personally believe that God does the best he can and rest we all get what we sow. Two things I learned from this story:

  • Irrespective of what we have done in the past and what we are doing now, the best way to make things BETTER is to start doing good karma from this moment on.
  • Always count your blessings and feel grateful because things could have been worse

Just try this exercise of writing every small thing God has given you and you will have smile on your face and joy in your heart for sure.

Life is beautiful. Be grateful for the life you have been given!

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22 Responses to Count your many blessings, name them one by one

  1. vamshi says:

    very nice story with high moral values
    Thanks for posting
    please post more of this kind

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  2. priyanka says:

    Very good story …keep going..:)

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  3. akshiitha says:

    it really means a lot when someone bless us …… a very good story
    thanks for that…..

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  4. jan says:

    This should be printed across the sky for all to see. Thank you

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  5. Vidyavati says:

    Our past karma matter a lot so does karma in this life. We shd always try to improve our Karma.

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  6. Parth says:

    Truely loving and wonderful piece of story!
    Well written! It preaches the very essence of what my relegion teaches, bt portrayed in cute diffrent way!
    Inspiring and wonderful!!

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  7. deepali says:

    Truely beautiful an inspiring story

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  8. priyanka says:

    such a beautiful story

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  9. Vibhor Jain says:

    Really Awesome Story…:):)
    I never read such type of inspiring story in my life..

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  10. Amit says:

    Hi Shweta,
    I liked this lovely fable you have put up. I was infact looking for another Shweta Gupta, who happens to be a wonderful friend of mine and it seems there are few more lovely Shweta Guptas in the world.


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  11. vijay says:

    Wondeful story…nice lesson………

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  12. manju says:

    Nice story,Let me give you an personal experiance every act by humanbeing never goes waste because every moment give us a new lession.We are here because God choose us for doing something,that is why he give us birth on this eart.Live every moment like that particular moment is the last moment of your life.Your life will be more useful.

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  13. Swidle Colaco says:

    Beautiful lesson for all of us….

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  14. sujata says:

    its sooo true……i like this article very much…..

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  15. Khasiat Teh says:

    Very nice design and excellent subject material, nothing else we want :D .

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  16. karishma says:

    thank you so much….this small story changed my attitude and my faith became much more stronger.awesome…very nice…indeed,life is beautiful:)

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  17. Abigail Lim says:

    Life itself is a miracle in the making. And whatever that we do right now, has its fruits to be reaped in the future, be they good or bad. Life is also a cycle of ups and downs, with its seasonal changes of winter cold nights, autumn leaves, spring times and summer days.. and nothing is permanent. Life, though difficult to understand at times, is mostly about making choices or making the most with what we have. Life, live it and live it well. God bless you.

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