The But Game

I was perusing a women's comic  magazine in the hairdressers the other day and read a short article about why we should count our blessings every day in order to remain happy and contented.

This reminded me of something else I read quite a while ago that recommended adding a BUT clause to every negative thought you have in order to turn it into a positive.

I thought perhaps I should have a go at this today so here is my version....


  1. I am getting old  BUT   I have lived through some *interesting* times
  2. I am losing my hearing  BUT  it is so darned peaceful around here now
  3. My house is old and shabby  BUT  at least I don't have to worry too much about housework
  4. I drink too much  BUT  I shall be a very happy corpse
  5. My husband is the world's grumpiest old man  BUT  I do have someone to catch spiders for me
  6. The world is going to the dogs  BUT ... oh, see 1 and 4 above....
I'm sure I could think of more, given time and inclination.

8 comments:

  1. I shall now go over to my today's post and do a few myself. Good thinking.

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  2. That's a good habit to get into. Love your "buts!"

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    1. It cheered me up just thinking about what to add as a *but* so it seems to work!

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  3. Ha, I could have written those myself, specially the shabby house and happy corpse one.....oh and the grumpy hubby But mine changes the light bulbs.

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    1. Ah yes, and reaches things down from the top shelf so I don't have to stand on a chair

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  4. I have noticed this 'count your blessings' thing more and more ans I think it's great. I also loved your 'but' game...good idea!

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    1. It is so easy to let negativity take over if we are not careful. I prefer to make a joke of it if necessary :)

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