Why Life May Be Far Better Than You Think

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart

This article is IDEAL… for a person who is having the blues, not having the best of things going on in their life, just experienced, a huge loss, like death or divorce.

Get a pad of paper to test this idea, of life is far better than you think. Did you get the paper? Well, how can you expect something to be far better than you think when you don’t even follow the directions.

Look at winners in athletics! In the Olympics, the person follows their coaches’ instructions, and they practice like the coach tells them to. And they win, if they do not, they do not win.

 Have you got the paper now? There is the temptation to end this article and begin a second time until you get that pad of paper, but we will continue now.

 If you are over the age of twenty-six years make a list of positive times in your life, fifty of them! It could be graduation; it could be you name it. A feeling of a blessing from God. A time you went to the ER and were able to go home it was nothing, and you were not admitted. Yes, fifty is a big list but let’s work on that list, there is a reason for this.

 Now make a list of all your unfortunate, disappointing, losing, hard times in life. I believe you will see an enormous difference in one list versus the other.

 Dan Dee McGinnis

The Pumpkin Man


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Comments (7)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Counting blessings isn’t practiced too often these days or as much as it should be for sure.

Jan 18, 2022 08:55 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dan thank you for your wonderful post, now with that said maybe if you interacted in the community you would get more eyes on your post, just sayin, Endre

Jan 18, 2022 11:03 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dan. Not much of a list guy but like your line of thinking. Enjoy your day 

Jan 19, 2022 04:22 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
federalfinanciallawgroup.com - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

the positive energy from your post is refreshing....nice to see in these days of negativity and dark and gloom. Bravo

Jan 19, 2022 07:10 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Excellent reminder to be grateful for what we have in life!

Jan 19, 2022 09:02 PM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

thank you Jan

Jan 20, 2022 04:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dan- so often when we focus and look for the negative, that's what we find. We need to practice being grateful for what we have. 

Jan 20, 2022 02:49 PM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

yes Kathy


Jan 20, 2022 04:27 PM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Fortunately I've always had a positive attitude, good mental and physical health and that makes SO much difference. Every day I am grateful for life's gifts

Jan 24, 2022 12:44 PM
Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man

thank you Mary

Jan 29, 2022 06:41 PM