Thoughts on a good life.....with the possibility of even BETTER times ahead!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Fifty Third Post - H
One week of the A - Z blogging challenge has passed and its time to officially greet and send a big HELLO to all my new cyber friends. It's been a pleasure to visit so many interesting blogs. This world is filled with creative, imaginative, and informative humans! The quality of most blog posts is outstanding. It has been humbling to share along with others, insights into the adventures, interests, findings, and musings of friends on this journey. I've read many stories of resiliency and hope.
Hope was my initial choice for the letter H. Did you know that according to some 'research' (I'm not going to cite the research here), instillation of hope accounts for 15% of the positive outcome of psychotherapy. In case you're interested; extra therapeutic factors account for 40%, relationship 30% and skills make up the last 15%. So, just making an appointment for a counselling session can bring some relief. Cool eh? More details are found the the book Escape From Babel by Scott D. Miller, Barry L Duncan, and Mark A. Hubble. Often we lose sight of hope. We forget that 'things/life' can get better. Often we need someone to remind us that 'better IS possible'!
My goal today is to greet you all with a big Hello! To thank you for your kind comments. To let you know I appreciate the many blog posts I've visited. My hope is that week two will find the multitude of us doing this challenge well and at peace.