Embrace Your Blessings

This is a sad week for my family.  We lost a nephew at 18 and our sister is having major surgery on Monday.  But in the midst of the pain of loss, I am reminded how fortunate we are- to have each other, to have homes and food, to have the freedoms that this great country of America provides.

There are so many who don't have that much. We were fortunate to participate in a drive for Community Connections, a terrific non-profit here in Jacksonville Fl that prevents poverty and homelessness.  The Thanksgiving drive provides holiday food and fixings forhundreds of families, and brighten what might otherwise be a very sad and hungry time.

So this season, truly embrace your blessings.  I count my friends, my kitties, my work, my wonderful husband, my garden and God as great gifts.  Notice how not one of those was materially based.  We have so much when we have each other.  I am grateful forall of you and wish you joy, love and peace this season.

 

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Are Entrepreneurs Optimists?

busman victoryLRLoving What You Do Makes
All the Difference

A new report from Gallup shows that
entrepreneurs are more optimistic
about the future than regular workers.
They also have somewhat more stress and
worry than non self-employed people.
But unquestionably , their optimism
wins out.  30% of those inthe study
imagine they will enjoy "their best
possible life" in 5 years.
Only 25% of workers felt that way.

Part of the reason for entrepreneurial optimism and positive expectancy is that they
love what they do. Going to work every day to do some.thing they are excited about
makes all the difference. Also entrepreneurs are constantly learning and growing,
key components for happiness.

Optimists also sell 56% more than pessimists and live 7 years longer, according to
a Yale University study.

Isn't time you started thinking more positively? Optimism is a 75% learned trait, so
in every situation, start looking at the bright side.  What can you learn from the situation? What good connections, contacts, opportunities arose?

 

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