Positives - pat yourself on the back!!!

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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all! I just joined yesterday and I am thoroughly enjoying reading all the threads. One thing I try to do every day is to be thankful for at least one task I am able to accomplish.

After a very painful day yesterday, I woke up today feeling a little better. I vacuumed the living room and folded/put away a load of laundry that had been sitting in the dryer for two days.

This is the place to pat yourself on the back for something you've been able to accomplish today, no matter how small it seems! No task is small for us, so you deserve to recognize what you have done!

Make today a good day,
After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace...will restore and strengthen you. 1 Peter 5:10

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   Posted 10/9/2008 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
You are sooo right, Grace!  I've been "preaching" positive thinking on this forum for several years.  We do have so many things to be thankful for.  We just have to look.  They are all around us.  And, yes, we should pat ourselves on the back.  Fibromyalgia is not for sissies.  We are strong, courageous people and we do make the best of our lives.  That's so important.  Thanks for reminding us again.
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   Posted 10/9/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
You get the first pat Grace =) I know what your talking about ,that everyone needs a pat on the back. Many times the things that we DO get done is overshadowed in other ppl's eyes because all they can see is what isn't done yet. Specially those of us who aren't working anymore. At least at work you have a feeling of accomplishment for jobs well done. At home there can be a mountain of work to do but if you only were able to get a small hill of it finished a lot of times there's no one to tell you job well done. I have to give myself pat's or I just don't get them most of the time. I can clean for hours and the most I get lately is "hellooooooo whens dinner going to be done? you had the whole day to yourself what's the problem?" ya that will motivaite you to keep on trying. Thanx for bringing this up Grace.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Housework is the kind of job that no one notices... until you don't do it.
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I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

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   Posted 10/9/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
That is so right Jeannie,

Wonderful thread Grace. We do have to pat ourselves on the back once in a while. We all work so hard. I love positive posts.

I am thankful for all of you being here. That is my thankfulness for the day. At least one of the most important ones. You guys are great.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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