12 Gratitude Quotes That Made Me a Believer

12 Gratitude Quotes That Made Me Grateful Again

It sounds very noble, doesn’t it?

To practice Gratitude.

It has that wonderful aura of something ancient and mystical.

Like a magical sprite in a fairytale that flits hither and thither, turning darkness into light, pain to joy, sorrow to happiness.

In fact it’s been touted as such a cure-all for difficult times and misfortune that it’s becoming something of a joke. A parody.

Just another ‘new age fad’, like hot yoga, or positive thinking. Or coconut oil.

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How to Halve Your Worries & Double Your Happiness – The Experts Cut

double your happiness - woman worrying

Do you want to halve your worries?

And double your happiness?

Silly question, perhaps. Because there's probably no one alive who wouldn't want to worry less.

Sometimes it seems there just aren't enough hours in the day for all the things we have to worry about.

Because worry is a vicious cycle: the more we worry, the more it sets off a chain reaction of more worry.

But what can you do about it?

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How To Halve Your Worries And Double Your Happiness

halve your worries: woman worrying

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish Proverb

Are you plagued by worries?

Do negative thoughts keep you awake at night?

Do they scuttle around the inside of your head? Burrow into your brain, scratching at your frayed nerves, gnawing at your happiness?

Worrying your already threadbare peace of mind to tatters?

It’s a vicious cycle of worry and negative thinking. Like a virus, it takes over your life, infecting every part of your happiness.

And like the plague, once you’re infected, you’d best quit making plans.

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6 Ways To Force Lady Luck To Beat A Path To YOUR Door

luck-horshoe, ladybird & clover

Isn’t that just your luck?

Another opportunity passed you by.

Another year the same old same old.

Another disappointment to force down.

And what makes it even harder to swallow is that some people just seem to have all the luck. Exciting opportunities seems to fall into their laps.

Can it really be that some people are just born lucky?

Perhaps. I don’t honestly know the answer to that. What I do know is that you can make your own luck. You can choose to be the person who attracts opportunity, who has exciting offers fall into their lap.

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105 Ways To Stay Calm, Carry On And De-Stress Your Day

De-stress Your Day - Woman with shopping

​Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.

Natalie Goldberg

Are you keeping up?

Because the pace of modern life is frantic.

And it's all too easy to fall behind with commitments and responsibilities:

  • Work
  • Kids
  • House cleaning and maintenance
  • Bills
  • Social engagements​

There's an endless list of expectations and tasks on your already tyrannical to-do list.

You run like a frenzied hamster on a wheel but still can't keep up.

Because the truth is, most mornings just getting your ass out of the door on time is a major achievement.

And another frozen TV dinner on your return, a major culinary event.

And inbetween, that wheel never stops spinning, ever faster.

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How to Get Back to Happy (Even if Your Day is Going Down in Flames) – 35 Experts Show You How.

How To Get Back To Happy - kitchen fire

What a waste!

You’re as happy as a kid in a sandbox, all set for a positively great day.

And then the flames of discontent start to smoulder...

  • Why is there no milk in the fridge?
  • Why did all the bills have to come at once?
  • Why can’t the kids get ready on time ?

And why do my keys think it's hilarious to hide when I'm in such a rush?

But once you’ve left the house it just gets worse...

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