- Have an attitude of gratitude – or as the Bible puts it “give thanks… in everything”.
- Share your stories – testimonies of good things and cautionary tales of bad things, the key is to communicate with others.
- Forgive – it’s good for you. Unforgiveness hurts you, not the person you’re mad at.
- Be a better listener – we have 2 ears and 1 mouth; ‘nough said.
- Turn envy and jealousy into energy – don’t stew when others succeed; think, if they can so can I, and go for it!
- Smile more, frown less – you’ll have happier wrinkles!
- Exercise, eat a healthy diet and take Vitamin D.
- Be a positive forward thinker – it’s a matter of attitude and focus; it gets easier with practice so make a fresh start every day.
- Stop blaming others – accountability and taking personal responsibility are marks of good character.
- Understand that the past is not a blueprint for the future – Eleanor Roosevelt said “whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right”. Learn from past mistakes and move on.
The 10 habits were on a slideshow on The Huffington Post, October 24, 2013 online edition. I have tried to share via Twitter, but either it can’t be done or I don’t know how to do it.
The additional comments are mine 🙂
I am sharing this with others who may find it a challenge at times to see the glass as half full. Be blessed!
All so true.
The vitamin D is well worth looking out for. I discovered a few months ago that I was seriously deficient in it and now take massive dose prescribed supplements. Apparently, certain hemispheres, a more indoor life and use of sunscreen have increased the incidence of this deficiency but it is often overlooked and rarely tested for. I asked specifically to be tested after internet research led me to believe that deficiency may have been the cause of extreme fatigue and overall pain, loss of concentration and a host of other symptoms. The tablets work so well.
Very positive post. Bless you for sharing.x
It’s also important to know how much to take – and factor in things like dairy consumption as well as sun exposure in countries with long dark winters (we both live in northerly climes, my friend). I’m glad you investigated and got the relief you need!
I couldn’t believe that something as simple as a vitamin could make such a difference. Blessed relief. :)x
Would that every problem had as simple a solution. But then, we wouldn’t need God 🙂
true. The eternal optimist. :)x
Love every one of these things. Thanks for the reminder!