if youHere is a great piece called ‘if,’ just to make you think about your own life and how little things can make a big impact.

Do this as an exercise.

Print out the poem below and fill in the blanks. You may just surprise yourself at what you can and will discover about yourself.


If you can start the day without caffeine, …..

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, …..

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, …..

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,…..

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time, …..

If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when through no fault of yours, something just goes wrong, …..

If you can do a kind deed every day, …..

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment, …..

If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend, …..

If you can face the world without lies and deceit, …..

If you can train yourself to think positive thoughts, …..

If you add some mindfulness, meditation and self-development into your daily routine, …..

If you can conquer tension without medical help, …..

If you can relax without beer, wine, or liquor, …..

If you learn to make better choices when eating, …..

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, …..

If you can plan your day ahead of time, and aim towards reaching those goals, …..

If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, colour, religion, gender preference, or politics, …..

If you take some time every day to work on your own online business, …..

Open your mind to all the new possibilities you could change about yourself. Just making some positive changes in your life can make all the difference.

Take it in small baby steps and build new habits. You will be amazed at how you can turn your life around within the next year.



Michel Maling

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