Count Your Blessings

by Rachel on November 19, 2012

Count Your Blessings

I really wanted to write another Thanksgiving-themed song this week, but I was feeling a bit stuck. After 4 years of churning them out effortlessly, I realized I was out of fresh ideas. But a little writer’s block never stopped me before; I was bound and determined to celebrate the holiday with one more new tune.

By Saturday, I still hadn’t come up with an idea. Later that night, I was over at my parents’ house having dinner and White Christmas (one of my favorite movies of all time) was on television. As Bing and Rosemary crooned about counting their blessings, I had a thought: what about a song that literally does just that?!

And that’s how Count Your Blessings came to be. Each verse gives an example of some of the blessings in our lives, and then comes the actual counting — by 1, 2, 5, and 10. You know I love a good multifunctional song, and this one definitely falls into that category.


I envision this song serving as a great conversation starter about the things in our lives for which we are thankful, although you could also just focus on the counting aspect. Another thought I had was having students draw pictures of their “blessings” to be counted, especially if they are just beginning to grasp the concept of counting by multiples.

As we get down to the wire, don’t forget about all the other Thanksgiving-themed tunes available to you. You can find my collection here, and there is still time to use discount code “givethanks12″ to receive 20% off The 10 Days of Thanksgiving.



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Sandie November 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

It’s Holiday time
and we love this rhyme
and we could not ask for more.

Thanks for this song
we’ll sing it all day long
and it’s YOU we’re thankful for. : )

Love,
Matthew & his Mama

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Rachel November 20, 2012 at 8:07 am

Sandie – you are SO sweet! Thank you so much…I’m thrilled you love the song. And I’m thankful for you and Matthew; you’re the reason I keep cranking ‘em out! :)

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