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Perhaps one of the simplest ways to change your mood or mental outlook is to remind yourself of all the good things in your life. Reflecting on how far you have already come, what you have already accomplished, and what you have learned, can be very encouraging.

Appreciating your dearest friends, your closest family members, your favorite possesions, and, of course, yourself, can bring a smile to your face. If you need a lift or an attitude adjustment, try to appreciate and reflect on the good things.

Count your blessings. It can be done anytime and anyplace.

~ Jane Powell ~

This week, I challenge YOU to count your blessings anytime you are frustrated, angry, face dissapointments, are sad, feel downtrodden, etc. Stop and count your blessings anytime you need an attitude adjustment. Even better than a mental list: keep a running list for the week by starting one now and editing it throughout the week. Carry a notepad with you to jot down your blessings if necessary. Can you reach 100 things on your list this week? Don't think you are blessed? Take a close look around you.

Judi's Blessings:
1. A husband that loves me and places me before himself in all things.
2. A loving mother and mother-in-law.
3. A nice roof over my head.
4. Food in my stomach at my demand.
5. Friendships that are beyond all measure.
6. A car.
7. A computer.
8. A smartphone.
9. A luxury kitchen to make food prep easier.
10. Three kitties that put inmeasurable joy and amusement in my life.
11. Countless books and the ability to read them.
12. My artistic talents.
13. The angels I know are watching over me.
14. Getting my hair cut, colored, and styled in a salon.
15. Pampering myself with other salon/spa services such a mani/pedis and facials.
16. Health insurance coverage x 2
17. A closet full of clothes and shoes, and the ability to buy an article when necessary.
18. A well-equiped fitness center in the basement.
19. A gym membership.
20. A top-of-the-line, comfy as a cloud bed.
21. A husband that is intelligent, handsome, and handy around the house and cars.
22. My intelligence.
23. My formal education.
24. My education in the school of hard knocks.
25. My biennial travels to Maine and Florida to visit my mom.

Stay tuned as I go for my 100!

Happy Days come from a limitless well I can drink from whenever I choose - Petra Van Baar

I thank God for all His Blessings on me,
And the mercy that He's bestowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed. - Michael Combs

Wishing you love, peace, joy, and blessings, Judi

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