Count Your Blessings

by / Thursday, January 30, 2020 / Published in Special Message

As the New Year starts, we all start thinking about what we want to accomplish this year. For some of us those thoughts might center around changing habits, starting a new job, or buying a new car or home. Whether you’re planning to achieve big or small goals, it’s going to be up to you to see it through.

I started out this New Year with a shock I never expected. I lost my best friend since Kindergarten, Jack Myers. Jack was like a brother to me. It awakened me to the realization that life is truly a gift and that we should never take it for granted – through good times or bad. I will miss my weekly phone calls with Jack, and plan to share more about him soon.

Jack Myers and Kevin Saunders at a Fathers & Sons retreat.

So please, remember to count your blessings. I urge you all to take time to visit your elderly mother, the sick neighbor, spend time with your children, grandchildren, family and friends. Most of us think to ourselves, “I’ll have plenty of time to catch up later, when I’m not so busy.”

Jack Myers, Kevin and Dora Saunders in New York City Oct 2019

October 2019 – Jack, Kevin and Dora spend time together in New York City.

You should know by now that we will ALWAYS be busy. We will always find things that keep our focus off the most important things in life: family, friends, and helping those who are less fortunate.

Volunteer your time to help others in your life, or in your community. Giving and helping others should be a priority, as it’s in giving that we feel true happiness and feel blessed.

I wish you all a blessed 2020. May God grant you all a happy and healthy year.

Keep Going for the GOLD! Never Give Up!
Kevin Saunders, motivational speaker
Kevin Saunders


Kevin Saunders is a World Champion Paralympian, motivational speaker, athlete (with multiple gold medals) and author. Kevin Saunders was the first person with a disability appointed to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness Sports (only 20 people are selected for this nationwide) by the President of the United States. Kevin Saunders was first chosen to be appointed to the prestigious Council by President George H.W. Bush and was the only person reappointed by to this Council by President Bill Clinton and he was reappointed again by President George W. Bush as a constituent expert to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. Learn more about Kevin’s story and accomplishments.


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3 Responses to “Count Your Blessings”

  1. Kitt Rawlings says :

    Wisdom & Love within this message! Awesome Kevin! So very true!

  2. Cary Renfro says :

    Thank you Kevin, you are a true inspiration!!

  3. CHERYL MUCK says :

    Very true … as you know any life can change or end in the blink of an eye. Every moment is precious and yet it is a challenge to stay present and live each moment.

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