Idiom of the Week: Count Your Blessings

Meaning: To be grateful for the good things instead of complaining.


“Mom, I want a new iPhone!” “No way! There are children in the world who don’t have enough to eat – count your blessings!”

I’m just lucky to have a job – I’m counting my blessings.

I may not be rich, but I have good health. You’ve got to count your blessings.

Pop Quiz:

In which situation is it appropriate to tell someone to count their blessings?

A.  When someone says they’re tired.

B.  When someone says they just had a baby.

C.  When someone talks about all their problems.

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The correct answer is C. When you tell someone to count their blessings, you’re telling them to focus on the positive things rather than the negatives. You’re telling them to be optimistic instead of pessimistic. No go out there and start counting those blessings!

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8 thoughts on “Idiom of the Week: Count Your Blessings

  1. Before I complained my house too small, but now I know that I need to court my blessings. After learning this Idiom, I am feeling my little house is beautiful!

  2. I come from Hong Kong. I am concerning “occupy central”. I hope every person to concerning the event.

  3. I’ve complained why I became a new immigrant in the U.S.Even thought I saw a delicious dish at the other table I couldn’t tell the dish’s name the waiter. But now I recognize I really need to court my blessings,because so many educational organizations help me to build my new life here.I believe I’ll get use to the American’s culture.

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