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Counting Your Blessings, Backwards

rmccarthy Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 1:29 AM
The "payroll tax" is a farce and so is just about everything - one thing doesn't excuse or condemn the other - it's all part of the system and has it's good and bad parts.

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

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