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Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
-- H. Ross Perot


Tuesday, June 1, 1999

Energize your abundance

Do you ever have a bleak day, when nothing seems to go right? Do you ever feel trapped in a life of mediocrity? Are you ever overwhelmed by all the things you must do before you can even think about the things you’d like to do?

When thoughts of gloom and frustration overcome you, stop. Stop right where you are, take out a piece of paper or open a new document on your computer. Then write ten things for which you are thankful. Keep writing until you have at least ten.

Once you’ve done that, your outlook will likely begin to change. But keep going, and do one other thing. For each item you’ve listed, think of a specific action you can take immediately which will express your appreciation. Perhaps it is something you can do in return for someone else, or perhaps it is something which will make better use of a blessing you already have.

Give power and vigor to the good things already in your life, and you’ll bring more good things into your life. Fight the gloom and despair by energizing your own abundance.

— Ralph Marston

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