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Count One's Blessings
Count One's Blessings English, baby! Video Lesson

Learn English meaning of ‘count one’s blessings’

Date: Sep 05 2017

Themes: Soap Opera

Grammar: Present Perfect Progressive


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You can read. You have use of a computer. You have food to eat. You have a place to live. You are quite talented and have a terrific imagination. You have survived some hard times. You have had to successfully navigate some tough situations. We bet you have friends or family who care about you. You have many blessings, and counting your blessings is a very healthy thing to do.

When you count one’s blessings, this means that you think about all the good parts of life. Studies show that people who are grateful and spend time counting their blessings are much happier in life. They are also smarter and more successful. Counting your blessings is a great way to navigate the obstacle course of life. Life can throw many challenges at you. If you take the time to think of all the good things in life, it can help you deal with all the bad things.

Kelsey recently spent a lot of time counting her blessings. Listen as she tells Jordin about the difficult time she had getting to the park.

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Jordin:  Hey! Oh!

Dominique:  He’s been sleeping since we got here. We have a bet for how long he’ll be asleep.

Jordin:  How are you guys doing?

Kelsey:  I’m just counting my blessings that I made it here. It was quite a feat.

Jordin:  What happened?

Dominique:  Kelsey has quite the imagination.

Kelsey:  I’ll tell you what happened. Dominique parked a hundred miles away. First, we had to climb 200 stairs. Then, we got lost in this huge dark forest. Then, we came across this giant lake. You couldn’t even see the other side! Then, we had to navigate an obstacle course. Then finally, and amazingly, we made it. I counted my blessings after we survived each part of the journey.

Jordin:  Wow! Where were you guys parked again?

Dominique:  Just over there. Kelsey’s just mad that I made her take the cooler.

Kelsey:  It was lucky we survived….


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Jordin arrives at the park to find Dominique and Kelsey standing over Andy. Andy is asleep on the picnic blanket. Kelsey tells Jordin that she is counting her blessings that she made it. Her and Dominique had to climb stairs, go through a dark forest, cross a lake, and navigate an obstacle course to get there.

Kelsey counted her blessings after each part of her journey. Jordin is impressed, and asks where they parked. Dominique says they aren’t parked far away, but Kelsey is just mad because she had to carry the cooler. Kelsey thinks they are lucky that they survived.

When is the last time you counted your blessings? Do you think you have a lot to be grateful for in this life?



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I am a student, I count my blessings every single day when I see my grades, I hope I get a good score on the Chinese test.

01:10 PM Oct 19 2017 |




I have had my share of  ”rainy days” in my life, ( as everyone else), but at the final count,  i am so grateful for the countless blessings that  showered on me during difficult times.I have health, a steady job, a family  who cares for me. What else do I need? Thanks life .

12:27 PM Sep 05 2017 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

one of the biggest blessings that everyone can have is health.if you have health can reach to everything that you desire

04:00 AM Sep 05 2017 |




I try to count my blessings everyday.  I am thankful with all of the good things life has given me. 

01:33 AM Sep 05 2017 |

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