Formula For A Successful Life

November 5, 2010 by  
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Angie Rubin

If you are now sitting at your computer reading this post, you have something to be thankful for.  You have a computer, time and the inclination to read about love.  Go with that!

Now think about what other good things you have in your life. Friends? A home? Time? A park nearby? A thought, a feeling that is important to you that you want to share?

There is so much in each of our lives that can enrich our experience if we would just let it happen.  But, we rush and worry and we don’t give the respect and attention to the gifts we already have.

So, make a list of the things that you can be thankful and proud of.  Once it’s done, read it to yourself and savor each word.  Then remember each thing on your list every day and as often as you can.

And please don’t rush the future.  It will come soon enough.  Instead live life with enthusiasm.

Now, you have the formula to a successful life; find contentment in the beautiful things you have in your life and live them.

Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.  ~Edward Albee

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.  ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

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2 Responses to “Formula For A Successful Life”
  1. Dear Joan,

    Couldn’t agree with you more. The time we wast in jealousy – which changes nothing – can be put to use to improve our lives and the lives or others.

  2. Joan says:

    Having a spirit of gratitude regardless of one’s circumstances feels so much healthier than envying. Getting INTO the habit of being thankful, and OUT of the habit of envy and jealousy takes time and effort but is so well worth it.