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Monday, August 4, 2008

Count your blessings

It was an emotionally rocky day at work for me (details to follow another time) so I thought I would take a moment to list my blessings rather than focusing on the negatives.
1) I feel healthy and alive
2) I am married to my true love! (even though he drives me crazy at times)
3) I have found my calling
4) I can stand on my feet, head, forearms and hands
5) I'm a yoga teacher now!
6) I already got a job teaching yoga at school
7) I just got called to sub for a yoga class and then got home to find I was emailed another sub job too
8) I live in comfort and luxury and I even own my home (sort of)
9) I have all the creature comforts a person could possibly need (computer, car, shelter, etc.)
10) I own my own businesses (even if they don't make money) lol
11) I have two awesome pets
12) I have an amazing family and extended family
13) I get along with my in-laws
14) I am somewhat attractive
15) I am still young (sort of)
16) I get as much as I need to eat
17) I have a lovely mind
18) I am creatively inclined
19) I can read something every day for inspiration
20) I have some great friends
21) I am strong (inside and out)
22) I have goals to keep me going
23) I spend more time feeling happy than feeling sad and/or stressed
24) I can write a mean compostion under the right circumstances
25) I live in a beautiful state and I love my city
26) Work is passable
27) I have health insurance
28) I have a medical savings plan now
29) I have a swamp cooler and AC
30) The heat is not a big issue for me
31) I can write when I need to work things out
32) I have a good support system
33) I "know" myself
34) I have felt pure bliss
35) I am fine just the way I am
* I could keep going here I am sure but now I feel better so maybe if any of you are down you can leave me your list here and you will feel better too :)

14 comments:

~ Charlene S Noto said...

What a wonderful list...actually just reading your list reminds me of how much I have to be grateful for. Thank you for that!

Diane J Standiford said...

Listing, thinking of this should happen daily for all of us. No one, doesn't have something to be happy to have. My life is ifinitely blessed. I wish everyone could feel as happy as I do, each day. When I get mad or rant it is out of my wanting things in life to be better for people. We are all in this together. Your joy is mine, your sorrows mine as well; and not a burden to me---this is how life is supposed to be. IMO

Joan said...

I am grateful that I have "enough."
I'm grateful for my soft pillow and dry bed; a nice house; a great community; the ability to read; and my husband.
Thanks for remining us to focus on positives!

Denver Refashionista said...

In my head I often review this list. It is easy to get bogged down in my own drama so I often remind myself just how lucky I am.

Kim said...

What a great reminder to look at the possitive, thank you for your list!

~BriGuy~ said...

You rock!!!

Yes that is my pup. He is the best! I want to see a pic of your pup!!!

-Brian
PS: below is a blog with pics of my pup:

http://thehomophobichomo.blogspot.com/2008/01/best-graduationbirthday-gift-i-ever.html

Merelyme said...

wow this is a great list! it is helpful to write these things down. on my short list today is that i am proud of myself for finally getting a mammogram. it really wasn't all that bad (except for those 16 seconds of hell).

Jen said...

I had a personal gratitude journal of my own, although I haven't written in it in a while. Time to remember what's good:

1. my fantastic partner and husband Bill, who takes on the burden of 1/2 my injections (the ones I can't reach)

2. our tiny house that we bought right before I was diagnosed and had trouble working on a regular basis---- wouldn't qualify for one now!

3. my cat Sandy, who is just like a son (I tell him this all the time)

Denver Refashionista said...

Brian, I'll work on getting a dog pic or two up ASAP.

Denver Refashionista said...

I am glad my list helped a few of you. It certainly helped me. The glass is half full again.

Blinders Off said...

Wonderful list and counting blessing always make a bad day not so bad.

have myelin said...

I think I'll do this tomorrow. I just got dumped by my husband (shall I say blindsided?) but I will do this. I will!

Thanks!

Denver Refashionista said...

Take heart myelin!

Bubbie said...

great exercise.Change your thoughts and change your life.