Counting my blessings

Posted: March 20, 2012 in Help
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I was quite aware the other day that I have a tendency to be quite negative on occasion. Somehow, in reflecting about life with people I become quite introspective and everything seems to be wrong. And I would say that normally I would be a glass half full person (to the extent that I can seriously irritate those who are not) so it just makes me feel like everything is wrong when it probably isn’t.

So I decided to make myself a little journal, where I would record the good things that happen each day. Not in a ‘let’s smile and pretend that the world is an amazing place right now’ but more in a ‘well, there must be some good amidst all the general rubbish’. And it is an amazing way to record where God is working, which otherwise I then conveniently forget.

My journal has an elephant on it, to remind me not to forget the good things in life. How do you remember the good stuff in all the rubbish of life?

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Comments
  1. Glen says:

    Like you, I tend to be a glass half-full woman…but you’re right, when we take time to thank God for the great things He gives us, it’s hard to hang on to the grump! Reading my favourite psalms or taking a walk on the beach helps me refocus when my head’s stuck in my belly-button (again!)

    Emma (moonlighting under her hubby’s account)

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