Blessings are positive things, and these may be provided by god or by other people. Counting your blessings means that you look at all of the good things in your life. Often blessings are unexpected and that makes them even better because you were not anticipating them. Health is considered on of the blessings in life, and family is another. The human race is often quick to talk about misfortune but blessings are appreciated less frequently.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.