Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Habits are hard to make

Here is an exercise you should do on a regular basis, make it a new positive habit. This is a kind of personal inventory of your  blessings...keep it private and close for reference.

Make a list on a notepad, call it your "blessings list." Place a "Yes" next to each question about your life that is good and a "No" next to an area of your life you feel is bad right now.

Do you have a spouse?
Is your spouse supportive?
Do you have a family?
Is your family supportive?
Do you have children?
Are your children supportive?
Do you have a home?
Do you have a job?
Do you like your job?
Can you read and write?
Do you have access to a computer?
Do you go to a church?
Is your church supportive?
Do you have faith in God?
Do you live in a country where it is possible to increase your education and get a good job?
Do you have a positive attitude?
Do you have access to books that can teach you how to improve your attitude?
Are you motivated?
Do you have access to books that can teach you how to be more motivated?
Is your health good?
Do you have access to books that can help you maintain  your health?

Do you see now how this is going? Even for the areas where you indicated "No" there is probably a "Yes" next to the question asking you if there is a knowledge source or support group that can help  you change that "No" to a "Yes."

It is amazing how often we take for granted the blessings that we  have. This exercise can help anyone who is down and depressed about life. Pass it on to others who you think may need it.

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