I could still be aimlessly looking for my purpose in life.
I could still be bitter, having never known true forgiveness.
Then it hit me in my list of things He's done for me or given me, at the very top is salvation. Something I guess I must take for granted. I wondered why He would save me? I think of my still lost family and I marvel and am humbled that for some reason He saved ME! As of yet, not my sister or brothers, but me. I was nothing more special, actually I was an utter mess, yet He saved me!
BLESS (AFFECTIONATELY, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name!
Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits--
Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy;
Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]! Psalm 103:1-5
I WILL extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever [with grateful, affectionate praise].
Every day [with its new reasons] will I bless You [affectionately and gratefully praise You]; yes, I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord and highly to be praised; and His greatness is [so vast and deep as to be] unsearchable. (Psalm 145:1-3)