Monday, January 26, 2009

When Times are Hard......

When times are hard it is easy to get into a negative frame of mind, called pity party. Why me? It might be illness, finances, world happenings, fear or whatever.

When the pity party begins, grab a large piece of paper and a pen and start listing your blessings. For instance...

Illness: (blessings) friends, doctor's care, family who love me, puppy kisses or kitty snuggles, etc etc Ask the question, "What can I do to make my life better in spite of illness?

Finances: (blessings) a home, food, water, a bed, warm blankets, medicine and many more things. Ask the question, "What can I do to make my money last longer? What changes can I make that saves money. How have I wasted my money? Am I sticking to a budget or just spending until it is gone?

World happenings: (Blessings) A president who is bring us hope, military who keep us safe, etc. What can I do? Pray for all concerned, tell service men/women or ex service men/women "Thank you" when you see them, adopt a military family left behind by their mother or father to keep us safe. Think out of the box.

I think by now you see what I'm trying to say.... Our blessings way out weigh our problems. Concentrate on your blessings today, I sure will be doing so, too.

I have my paper and pen ready, do you?