It might sound naive or Pollyanna-ish to say “count your blessings” when so many days seem bleak. But I do believe in the power of blessing — to focus our minds and hearts on what is good so that God can renew our hope, strength, and determination during the not-so-good.
So this week’s nondenominational worship service for elders, especially those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, is on blessing. I love conducting this service in person because in my experience, seniors love to talk about their blessings! And there’s often a snowball effect: As seniors hear others recount blessings (family; children; health; good food; another day to live), it jogs positive memories about their own many blessings.
I hope that’s your experience as you use this 48-minute church service video to bless the elders in your care.
Watch the service on blessing here. And please, send me reports of the blessings you count!
Peace be with you,