A Safe Place for Cutters Blog

April 17, 2009, 08:00
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The dictionary defines “victim” as a person who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance. This implies that what we believe about ourselves contributes a great deal to the part we play in taking on the victim role that results in low self esteem and keeps us from moving forward. One attitude change that we can take to improve how we feel about our self and gain respect from others is to have gratitude for what we have. I recently read a quote by Melodie Beattie that expressed this thought well. She stated, “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Make a list of things you are thankful for and you will be amazed at how it lifts your spirits.

To a life worth living,

Foresteen Forbes, Psy. D.

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