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October 24, 2014 / thegreatlakesgirl

Thankfulness Day 1

Three things that I am grateful for today:

1.  My faith.  I grew up going to church and learning Biblical principles.  My life is great and I know that it is because I have followed the teachings that I learned as a child.

2. My family.  My parents made a lot of sacrifices so that they could give me a good childhood and taught me valuable lessons that have helped shape the person I am today.

3. My spouse.  I have a wonderful person to share my life.  Our marriage is strong and we are truly best friends.  I’m not saying that it’s perfect or that I don’t sometimes think we should live in separate houses but it is worth the work.

October 24, 2014 / thegreatlakesgirl

Beginning again

I’ve decided to come back to this blog.  I’ve recently been reading personal development material and came across a really neat little 5 point plan to increase happiness.  It’s a lot of journaling and since I’m an internet addict (not currently seeking treatment)  but don’t really want to write paragraphs on Facebook every day, I thought I might as well come back to my blog.  The ideas that I’m beginning to implement are from The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.  In one chapter he lays out 5 things that, done daily, will increase happiness.  The first is to write down three things you are grateful for every day.  So I will begin to do that here and once that habit is established, I will add the next step and so on.  Feel free to follow along and add your own thoughts in the comments.

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