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Monday, March 5, 2012

Keys to Successful Living and Stress Management – Part 2

7 Ways To Always Count Your Blessings Not Your Troubles For A Happier Life

Why count your blessings and not your troubles? Counting your blessings puts you into a state of gratitude which opens the flow to attract more happiness and abundance into your life.

Are you making a mountain out of your ‘molehill’ troubles? Whatever you focus on expands and appears bigger than what may be true in your life. The more you focus on what you don’t have the more dissatisfied with life you become.

When you turn your attention to all the goodness that you already have you’ll find that you’ll begin to see things you hadn’t noticed before and feel more appreciative of your life.

Let’s look at 7 ways in different aspects of your life that you can begin to count your blessings instead of your troubles.

Blessing #1 - Your Vision

You are here reading this article right? Be thankful that you do have the capability to read this article so you can enrich your life. Some people are not that fortunate; either because they can’t read or they can’t see to find the information themselves to read it. And if you know someone in your life that could use this information and they can’t read you can be the source of light for them and read it for them. How about that for doing your good deed?

Blessing #2 – Your Health

Were you able to get up this morning, have your favourite breakfast, go for a walk? Many aren’t able to do that, so you have much to be thankful for. Without your health you couldn’t possibly enjoy doing all the activities you usually take for granted each day.

Blessing #3 – Your Partner

Your partner may not do all the things that you’d want him to do or in the way you’d like her to but don’t wait until he or she is no longer in your life to regret appreciating them. Look for the good in your partner. Sometimes the good seems clouded over by the not so good but remember that molehill we were talking about earlier? Well, if you shift your mind to appreciating the good, you’ll begin to find that you see more of your partner’s positive attributes than the negative.

Blessing #4 – Your Child(ren)

Your child giving you stress right now? Maybe it’s time to rethink how you respond to him or her. Love is always the answer to any situation and when you let the energy of love to be foremost in your discipline the result will always be positive in the long run. It’s an honoured privilege to be a parent as it teaches you many lessons of patience and selflessness and a whole lot more.

Blessing #5 – Your Friends

Got some really good friends? They’re the ones that won’t allow you to wallow in self-pity, the ones that will sometimes be annoying when you want to give up but are there to prod you along. Be happy they’re there in your life right now. Good friends are priceless.

Blessings #6 – Your Parents

Your parents were chosen by divine appointment, though you may have some regrets if you didn’t have the greatest childhood. But look for the positive lessons you’ve learned along the way. If you had great parents, then be thankful too that their lessons, their lives have shaped you into the person you are today.

Blessings #7 – You

This one may be the most important of all 7 of these blessings – You. You are here and you are the most important piece of the puzzle to your happiness. You can change you. Regardless of your past, you can start again. No matter what happened today, yesterday, 10 years ago, you can choose to begin again. It is all – You.

What other blessings can you think of?


  1. Oh, that was a great list, Alicia. I think developing the habit of gratitude has definitely changed my life. Keeping gratitude journals is delightful, too. When we are thanking, we are not complaining and that is good. Take care. Susan

    1. Thanks Susan. So true. Keeping a gratitude journal makes you consciously remember the good you have in your life and when we go over them we see how much we do have to be thankful for.


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