Too many of us nowadays only want to focus on the negatives in our lives, whether it be the day-to-day negatives or the negatives that linger in general. We want to highlight everything that's going wrong, and choose to ignore or push aside all of the positives and blessings in our lives. Well, I'm going to take a different approach to the saying "Count your blessings."

I think we need to be literally counting our blessings as they happen. We need to recognize them and bring them into light, no matter how small they seem. Some things we don't recognize as blessings, because we don't realize that they are. Attitude is everything, and I think some people would be surprised at how different life would be for them with a different attitude.

As far as blessings go, I'm going to give you some examples of some blessings that have been happening to me recently.

Last week was extremely challenging and exhausting for me academically, and I was choosing to only focus on all of the bad luck I was seeming to be having. However, looking back at that week, there were some pretty awesome hidden blessings in it. For example, last Tuesday, the dining hall at my school finally got some tuna fish, and I ate the most delicious tuna fish sandwich you could possibly imagine. I was blessed with a good-ass lunch that day.

Another good example, I went to the dollar store next to my apartment and found some AWESOME deals on Halloween movies that I had been looking for. It was like a dream come true. Movies I bought for $5 were being sold in Wal-Mart for $20... talk about a steal.

A really big blessing for me this week was that my Organic Chemistry professor seemed to have come out of the shadows and really showed me my true potential, making me see things about myself that I never saw, and pointed out all of the good qualities I had. I am still thinking about how blessed I was that that happened to me. Things would be a lot different right now if she hadn't done that for me.

A HUGE blessing that walked into my life a little over a year ago and hasn't seemed to stop being amazing yet it most definitely my Crocs. I mean, really, have you ever wore a pair of Crocs? It's like walking on sunshine. People can knock them and make fun of them all they want, but I would not be the person I am now without those Crocs.

You might not think something counts as a blessing, but if it makes your day or your attitude even slightly better, then it is a blessing. Instead of bolding all of things that seem to not be going so well in our lives, we need to bold the little things that are going just right for us. Look for these blessings. Count them. You will see just how much your life DOESN'T suck.