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!