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Counting Your Blessings, Backwards

tsimitpo Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 1:11 PM
Our nation has more "laws" than any other - likely in human history - and I can think of very few that are absolutely necessary. "Enforcing" those laws is where the rubber meets the road and the people have greatest influence. I'm not so much against taxing - the rich or whomever - it's an "income tax" that is at it's heart grand theft of the working class by the elites (who get most of the "income tax" exemptions and in fact pay very little).
tsimitpo Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 1:12 PM
Oops - my reply wasn't intended for just the above post, but to the thread in general.

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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