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Counting Your Blessings, Backwards

adrianvance Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 9:45 PM
Sitting on a pointy rock develops your character, but that is not the problem. Mitt Romney was too cowardly to teach the people what they needed to know. This is the Kardashian Generation. Come see us at The Two Minute Conservative at and when you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.

Ten, nine, eight… what do you appreciate? When life seems crazy or hopeless, count your blessings backwards—that is, find something to be thankful for in the midst of darkness. It is reverse psychology for adults.

Think of the most onerous regulation or politician in your life and find one reason you are thankful for this trial. For example, President Obama’s reelection could be an opportunity for you to develop a stronger character or feel greater motivation to achieve your goals. This is an uplifting mental exercise, particularly during Thanksgiving week. Here are a few more examples:

Challenge: Weak military leaders