Friday, February 4, 2011

Be a Thankful Person

When I was in my early 20s (like, 2 years ago), a recruiter gave me a jar that said "Blessings" on it. The idea was that I should write down things I'm thankful for on little strips of paper and put them in the jar. Then, whenever I'm feeling low I can look in the jar and be reminded of the blessings in my life. I never wrote anything down (frankly I thought the jar itself was kind of stupid), but I do believe in the idea behind it.

Even though we all gripe and  moan about how difficult our lives are (like when it takes 45 minutes to get our delivery pizza instead of 30), we do have many, many things to be thankful for. Remembering the blessings in our lives can encourage us when times are rough, and humble us when times are great. Today, I am particularly thankful that I live in Los Angeles and it is 70 degrees in February.

And, being a thankful person can help save you from being a miserable, angry, negative person, which will be the subject of my next post.

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