some misfortunes; many blessings, good distinction, good to remember.
Very beautiful-I loved the symbolism and the plain advice in this.
Reflecting on your present blessings is not always easy unless you have let go of the past misfortunes. Letting go of the past is a difficult thing to do. I wish there existed an easy formula for this. There is not. Faith, hope, prayers -- these things help, but it can take a long time.
Thank you all for your very nice comments. It is just as easy to look for the joys than to ponder the sorrows. This life is filled with many blessings, and I pray that Almighty God showers you and your dear ones with some of the best.