Look for the Good things in each day.

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   Posted 4/27/2008 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Every night before I go to sleep, I make a list of 3 happy things that happened today and three crappy things that happened today. I take a moment to review the crappies and determine if there was anything I can do to change them. If not, I say the serenity prayer:
God Grant me the strenght to accept the things I can not change
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.


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   Posted 4/28/2008 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
It's a good idea, but much harder to do than to say for some. Like me. I'll try it though.

~"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." ~Helen Keller

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   Posted 4/28/2008 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I like this idea Cheerdad - I am sure this will help to put things into perspective at the end of every day..thanx for that..love the serenity prayer too :-)
 'Raindrops on roses..'

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   Posted 4/28/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the upbeat post. I too like to look for the good things in everyday. Like the sunshine, or the birds singing, or just plain feeling good.

I think that if we could at least post one positive thing that happened or that we noticed every day that we would all feel better reflecting on that.

hugs, Karen
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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