We are at that time of year when we really have the ability to have a look at all the things and people we are grateful for.
If we have spouses it is often easier to look at what is wrong with them than what is right with them. Thank God we still have a spouse. If we have children we know they are still growing and changing into who they are meant to be; there will be bumps along that path. If we have parents still living, they have their moments and their not such good moments, but the truth is we could not have come here without them. Thank God for the family we are blessed with and the good lessons we are to learn from them.
It becomes easier to see the wrong than the right as we are bombarded with such negativity from the people in charge of the news that we may just plainly forget that there are good people doing good and helpful things in the world. Maybe turning off some of the news reports from whatever area and just being clear for awhile could change your awareness.
We are ultimately responsible for what we make of our lives and I believe some of us need coaching on how to improve our view. This is a challenge to take the time to write down a few things daily in journal form, those things that you are thankful for. Do this for 90 days and see what changes in your life. I doubt if you will run out of things to comment on, and I am sure you will find your mind upgraded to a higher level from being thankful.
You have heard that as a man thinks so he is. We change our thoughts and we do change our lives. The question is how do you want your life to be?
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