Thinking for a Change #13 – Counting Your Blessing is as Easy as Naming Your Friends

Barry Mitchell July 3, 2012 0

I’ve discovered ten phrases that can and will change our lives if we apply them.  The next few articles will continue to cover some of these truths and hopefully give you a reason to think for a change as well.

In previous issues we have covered 1. All success or failure in life is based on two things, the people you meet and the books you read.  2. Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.  3. It’s not how much you make it’s how much you keep. 4. There aren’t any rules for success that will work unless you do.  5. “I am 100% responsible.”  6. Don’t expect a different result from the same action. 7. One person with a vision for change is more powerfule than 100 with ideas.  8. Broken windows may be prevented.  9. Seek and you will find, ask and it will be given to you.  And finally, 10. Counting your blessings is as easy as naming your friends.  I hope you have enjoyed this series of articles.  Here we go.

One of my best local friends defines friendship as the people who will come and help when your card breaks down.  I would add, and they will do it without complaint or charge.  In other words you can’t name AAA as a true friend.  Considering that definition a person with a large number of friends is truly blessed.

Of all the influences on my life, jobs, experience, education, religion, and friendship, I consider friends and mentors as the greatest marker of my success in life.  I said before that our success is determined by the people we meet and the books we read.  It’s the people we meet that stand above everything else. 

The human ego loves to point our our individual accomplishments.  However, unless you’re living on a deserted island with a soccer ball then your accomplishments are also the result of help from others.  Remember your friends as you brag about your success.  Without them you might have no reason to brag at all.

If you want to increase the number of friends on your blessing list here’s an easy solution.  Try being a friend to others.  Until next time count your blessings and keep thinking for a change.

And finally a note about these articles.  I fully admit that these are my opinions and I enjoy sharing them.  But I want you to have the option to share too.  If you agree write me, if you don’t agree, write me, if you think I should give my magazine space to someone else, write me.  Let me know if these ramblings are helpful or otherwise.  I look forward to hearing from you.



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