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Friday, May 16, 2014

Today, I came across the article: "The Power of Gratitude, 4 Ways to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude" and then: "Weight Loss can be a Team Effort, Build Your Own Support System".

This was speaking directly to me.

I have always been grateful for those who look out for me and help me. But, I do not seek out those that can help me reach specific goals with specific skills. That seemed to be taking advantage of others.

The second article talks about recruiting specific types of people to fill specific roles. The first article talks about recognizing the positive in our lives.

Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough are two of the leading American investigators of gratitude. They describe gratitude as personality strength—the ability to be keenly aware of the good things that happen to you and never take them for granted.

If people are willing to help, and with sincere gratitude, I am warming to the thought of seeking their help and support.

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PURPLEPEONY 5/17/2014 12:37PM


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COOP9002 5/16/2014 2:58PM

    Blessings on your journey and it sounds like you've taken an all important first step.

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DWHATABOUTB 5/16/2014 1:56PM

    Welcome. Sounds like you took your first step toward a better you.

I agree with and relate to your blog. It took lots of courage for me to ask for help the first time I reached out.

I have since learned that team effort seems to work best for me. Everybody has their strengths and weaknesses. The trick is to bring out the best in folks and fill-in the gaps whenever I may be of help.


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