“Misery is a communicable disease.”
~ Martha Graham, Dancer

Isn’t that the truth? Have you ever been around someone who is just a down, pessimistic person? It’s not fun! You come away thinking you need a breath of fresh air.

Going through a divorce brings it’s own misery, at times. Especially in the beginning… it’s just plain miserable. But we have to make sure that the temporary misery we are feeling doesn’t become permanent and overshadow all the good things everywhere around us.

The blessings in our lives are too numerous to count. Right now, stop and think of five uplifting, wonderful things in your life. Just stop right this minute and say them out loud. Here are mine: my sight, the color red, enough food to eat, exuberant puppies and toddlers, and the ability to make good life choices.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to slow down and reflect on your blessings. Take a deep breath and open your heart and mind to notice the good around you. There is much goodness to be enjoyed, even in the hard times.

“Live a happy life! Keep your eyes open for God; watch for his works. Be alert for signs of his presence.” ~ Psalm 105 (The Message)