Monday, March 31, 2008

Count Your Blessings

Count your blessings is an old fashioned way of saying get some perspective on your life.People who feel stressed often become pre-occupied with their own problems. When you reach out to others and see that they have problems too often worse problems than yours. You come to understand that maybe the stresses in your life aren't so bad after all.If you have trouble counting your blessings,volunteering at a social service agency that helps those less fortunate than you are.Vounteering not only helps people count their blesings it also provides real help for the recipients.And making a difference in someone's life is stress reducing for the volunteers because it gives them feelings of control and competence in the world. In other words, there are a lot of selfish reasons to be altruistic.