by Sasha Alex Lessin, Ph.D., Dean, School of Counseling
SAY YES TO LIFE (Affirm Existence)
Allow yourself natural optimism, joy and abundance. Affirm life.
“Make living itself the highest value.” This is your moment of eternal bliss and unique individual embodied pleasure, challenge and reunion. Enjoy it.
Complete this sentence 12 times, each time adding another thanks:
“I’m thankful for…
Here’s the PEOPLE, living and passed, for whom I’m thankful. For each, here’s what I super-appreciate about her or him…
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
What are your TREASURES?
How are you FORTUNATE?
What do you APPRECIATE?
What do you ENJOY?
SEE YOUR SUCCESSES
Acknowledge your successes and feel your self-confidence grow.
Record your successes and accomplishments THIS YEAR.
List your successes so far IN LIFE.
Read your list to a friend and find out your friend’s successes.
ASSESS AND ACCESS YOUR STRENGTHS
The more you like yourself, the more you prosper, the more you contribute to humanity.
Assess your GOOD POINTS and STRENGTHS.
Complete the following: “My good points and strengths are: …
“If I made the most of one of my strong points, I might get the following results: …
Imagine and describe your life A YEAR from now if you were to let one or more of your good points guide you.
What do you imagine 5 YEARS from now, when the strength develops further?
When you give, you express and enjoy more. You feel more fortunate. When you help someone in a certain way, you grow in that way too.
List PEOPLE, PROJECTS AND CHARITIES YOU SUPPORT. After each, note what you’ll give.
Review, then write your inspirations.
What FASCINATES me is …
My MISSIONS and callings are …
My PURPOSE in life is …*
I Say yes to life by… (complete).