I am blessed with a marriage that, perhaps not always all I wish it to be, is not a source of contention in my life - instead of fighting with an ex-spouse over child support or undergoing severe duress.
I am blessed with children that are eager to learn and self disciplined and motivated. I have never had to face a student unwilling to learn, a child completely unwilling to obey, or a school visit that was anything but pleasant.
I am blessed with family and friends that, although often far more distant than I like, are available and willing to talk and support on a moment's notice.
I am blessed with a job that, while extraordinarily busy and often feeling like it is above and beyond my abilities, is a place where I have grown and continue to grow. I have not, in my time there, had to face a layoff or an unwillingness to let me achieve or the sense that I am "less" than others because of my different background.
I am blessed with a house which, although maybe not the ideal layout and suffering from a small series of setbacks, is ours. I do not have to confront the fear of having to find a place because of rent increases or relocating my family to different places chasing housing that we can afford.
I am blessed with activities that, although I am not always the best at, provide me with physical and mental stimulation. I am not a slave to video or electronic media and can happily entertain myself.
And finally, I am blessed with the knowledge of my salvation. I do not constantly have to wonder whether I will meet with God's approval or even if I measure up to those around me.
Life has felt a little dim of late. But if I really sit and think about, how truly blessed am I.