My Inspiration for Counting My Blessings
Monday, July 16, 2012
My last blog post mentioned that I count my blessings when I'm trying to fall asleep. Others replied that they read -- my former way of lulling to sleep. However, that requires using a light and my DH has to wake up at 5 am. So he's already snoring away by the time I even enter the bedroom.
That said, when I can't sleep I count my blessings, which can be done in the dark, so as not to wake him any more than I do simply by getting into bed and rustling the covers.
Also, though not an original idea, I have been practicing this "fall to sleep" idea since I was a kid. Music is a big part of my life and I first heard these words in a song while watching a classic Hollywood musical. The song is from Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" -- one of my all-time favorite movies -- performed originally by Rosemary Clooney as sung to Bing Crosby. Bing then went on to put this song on one of his Christmas albums.
I couldn't find the original by Rosemary Clooney but you hear the lyrics anyway in this link to Bing's rendition n YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=