Count your blessings, name the one by one…
If you are anything like me, life gets busy sometimes. And sometimes, I forget to count my blessings. According to TIME Magazine, counting your blessings is the number 1 path to finding happiness. But, if you forget to count them…
Which is where the inventor of the Balderdash game, Laura Robinson, comes in. Laura and co-author/inventor Elizabeth Bryan just released a new game called Chicken Soup for the Soul- Count Your Blessings.
From the Manufacturer
To be the first player to flip their 4 tokens from “Stressed to Blessed”, “Tired to Inspired”, “Frazzled to Dazzled”, and “Mad to Glad” simply by looking on the positive side of life! Spin the spinner, find the silver lining, and collect cards to come out a winner. Count Your Blessings is all about finding the “bright side” to each scenario on the cards, no matter how big the challenge, and seeing that every situation in life is full of “blessings-in-disguise”. The YOUNGEST PLAYER goes first by spinning the SPINNER. The corresponding card is read, a silver lining response is given, and in some cases, voted on. See specific CARD INSTRUCTIONS below. Play continues in a clockwise direction until one player wins the game by turning all 4 tokens over to the sunny yellow side! A note from the inventors: There are no hard and fast rules – only fun. So use these rules to help guide the game, adapting them in whatever way helps you find as many silver linings as you can. And remember, everyone wins when we all remember to count our blessings! Enjoy.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings is the fun feel-good family game that gets everybody talking.. and everybody grateful! The game is inspired by the #1 New York Times best-selling series of books that have enriched the lives of millions of people all over the world.
What a neat game! I just love some of the cards in this game! For example, in the “Attitude of Gratitude” deck, one of the cards says,
Your alarm went off, you barely got any sleep and you have to wake up for work or school. Get out of bed and share a way to go from “tired to inspired!”
With Daylight Saving Time sabotaging my kids sleep schedules, I could relate! Instead of getting up at their usual 7:30 a.m., they want to get up at 6:30 a.m.
There is not enough coffee on the planet to convince me that getting up at 6:30 a.m. is a good idea.
But, what about the way to go from “tired to inspired?”
Getting up at 6:30 a.m. will enable me to get my household chores done BEFORE I run errands. That is, of course, if I can quit kicking myself in the rear end because my butt is dragging so hard.
Another card, in the “Count Your Blessings” stack says,
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
Share TWO ways you could take better care of your body.
Easy. 1. Lose weight. 2. Get MORE sleep. LOL.
The Chicken Soup For The Soul Game – Count Your Blessingsis available on Amazon.com, as is the Count Your Blessings book.
The game retails for $24.99 and the book for $14.95.
Why not grab the game and play it when your family gets together to celebrate Thanksgiving?
Disclosure- The marketing team for the Chicken Soup for the Soul- Count Your Blessings game provided me with a complimentary game to facilitate my honest review. No other compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own.