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December 14, 2011

Thank you

My friend Vlad posted a link on Facebook to this list of “30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself.” It’s a pretty good list, the writer recommends a book I absolutely loved “Stumbling on Happiness” (read it, it’s life-changing) but I particularly enjoyed #30:

Stop being ungrateful. – No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.

I am grateful in general but he’s right that it needs to be an everyday thing. When I’m thankful for my blessings I’m happier, more energetic, more focused. It’s easy to get mired in minor problems and not see the great things in life. A few weeks away from new years my resolution is to try to remember that more often.

Posted by Karol at 11:00 AM |

Sometimes it’s a blessing to only have minor problems to worry about. ;-)

Posted by: Lt. Oilybird at December 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm

That’s exactly right. We agree, it’s an almost New Years miracle! :-)

Posted by: Karol at December 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Love the list! The website looks good to. Thank you for sharing. I am going to share it too!

Posted by: Jennifer at December 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Gratitude was my New Year’s resolution in 2009–think I’ll go brush off the list.

Posted by: Norma at December 20, 2011 at 4:20 am

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