I gently challenged her to reframe those negative thoughts. I assured her that she could find at least one good thing that happened this year. I reminded her that even if the one positive thing was as minuscule as breathing, something good had indeed happened! I also told her to take that one thing to find the all the other things that she might have forgotten.
So as 2013 comes to a close, I urge you to reflect on the amazing things that have happened for you. Count your blessings big and small and say thank you!
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself. ~ Author Unknown