“Counting our blessings – Our List of do not haves.”

I have been thinking about the number of conversations I have with people when I ask them how they would respond if I asked them.

How would you do count your blessings? (Being appreciative and grateful about what they have.)

There is much rhythm in what people say and of course many say the same thing.

Og Mandino in his book “Secrets for Success & Happiness”


asks us a rather different question that we would all find rather useful to list:

Our List of “Do not haves.”

At first I thought like many would well that is a crazy question. That is easy I don’t have a million dollars, a big house… No Blessings here!!!!

Og gave us a different list for us to start. I will begin the “Do not have –  Blessings list”  and you can add your own…


  • A leaky roof
  • Poor relations with my family
  • Bad health

Go on add yours and lets all count our blessings!



About HRMexplorer

Managing Director - Human Capital Europe and USA - My ability is to recognize ingrained assumptions and patterns of operation that aren’t productive, and offer practical, cost-effective and value-based solutions.

Posted on July 7, 2012, in HRMexplorer Blogs and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I like the do not have list and use it. It can be very effective when feeling sorry for yourself. Things I may say are “today I do not have cancer, today I do not have to worry where my next meal is coming from, today I am no alone”…… Thank you for the post and reminder we are always blessed in someway.

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