Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tamara Grants's Monday Morning Musings 12/1-5/08

In this season, it's quite possible that you are thinking of the things you don't have versus the things you do. Maybe you realize what you can't afford vs the bills that you have been able to pay. Possibly you are thinking of the gifts you can't get for people, versus your good health. Did you realize when you were complaining about your job, that there are many people, millions to be exact, that have been unemployed for years now.

It's easy to see the negative things in life, because voids are clearly evident. How much work would it take on your part to actually think of the things that you do have? It's always harder to see the positive side of things when the storm is clouding your view.

I tend to be the type of person that likes to see the other side of things. I don't only see things in what I call "tunnel vision"- you know, you can only see what's right in front of you and you are completely unaware of other miracles around you. This is the season of thanksgiving; a season when you are supposed to take time out to look at what you are most thankful for. I'm not sure why we only do this once a year, at the end of the year. I think it should be something that we assess monthly. Then maybe people won't live their lives in such a funk that they feel like they are victims all of the time.

Have you assessed the positive things in your life?

For every one negative event, person, thing, name two positive.

How can you challenge yourself to see your glass as half full instead of half empty?

Post all of your answers at

Peace and Blessings,

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