Wednesday, March 18, 1998
Count your blessings
Stop right now and think of five things in your life for which you are thankful. It should be fairly easy to come up with at least five. If you’re having trouble, start with life itself, the beauty of the world around you, the opportunity to learn and grow. Consider your family, friends, people who sincerely care about you, your work, your faith, your home, your community, the joys you’ve known, the things you have to look forward to.
Think of five things for which you’re grateful. Dwell on them for a moment and consider how richly blessed you are. Find five ways to be thankful, and you’ve discovered five ways to propel your life toward even greater joy and fulfillment. Because abundance begins with gratitude. The more we focus on the positive side of life, the more positive life becomes.
Whatever disappointments you may have, there is always something for which to be thankful. Appreciate the good things, and they will grow.
Ralph MarstonTurn yourself around Think and do
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