What’s on your unhappiness laundry list?
Go ahead; make that list. Here are some samples:
Not enough money.
Betsy is always in a bad mood.
Bruce never does want I want him to.
My sister acts so nasty toward me. There’s no reason for her to be nasty!
What can you do to change each of these unhappiness items? I’ll give you some hints.
1. I’m so grateful for the money we do have. I’m also grateful that we live in a world of opportunities where we can always look for ways to ugment our income.
2. I enjoy managing my time well, so I never have to feel that I’m too busy to read stories to my children, or create a wonderful bedtime experience for them when they can share all the events of the day with me.
3. I’m going to do something special for Betsy today. I know she’s depressed about being overweight. I’m going to compliment her on her computer skills; she’s a genius and I think she doesn’t really know that.
4. Bruce is only two years old and he’s eager to test his wings. I will be loving and firm with him, letting him know who’s in charge. I’ll make the ules into a game.
5. Repeat Number 3 with a variation. What would make your