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Exasperated? Count to 10... a New Way.

05/23/2014 11:28 pm ET | Updated Jul 23, 2014

I was driving on the highway the other night and found myself exasperated, at wits end by several mishaps that day.

I told myself I really should count to 10 and calm down as it's really not a good idea to be exasperated behind the wheel of a car. But then I decided to count to 10 a new way -- to count by way of gratitude.

I began with my husband and kids, worked in my good health, and then my fortune in other areas of my life.

By the time I got to 10 I was not only basking in gratitude, I was calm as a Yogi. I smiled, thinking this counting to 10 by way of gratitude is magic.

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