I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude lately.
One thing I’ve started doing after reading Martin Seligman’s new book Flourish is keeping a little gratitude book by my bed. Every night I write three things in the book that happened during the day that I’m grateful for. You’ll be pleased to know that the morning you made me scrambled eggs in bed got a mention 🙂
But it’s interesting how just doing this small thing (I’ve been doing it about a week or so now) has shifted my thinking. I find myself evaluating things during the day – will this go in my gratitude book? It helps you to zero in on the good stuff rather than the crappy stuff…
Last night I went to a session at the local primary school about instilling gratitude in your kids. I could be wrong but I think you guys are mostly pretty grateful for having a loving home and such cool parents 😉 We discussed ideas like talking over dinner about things that had happened during the day that we were thankful for – we, of course, got a tick for that one…
So here, in no particular order, are the things I’m grateful for:
- Having two beautiful daughters
- Having a loving husband
- Living in such a beautiful part of the world
- Having such lovely friends
- Having such an awesome (and funny) dog
- Achieving my life-long dream of being a published author
What’s on your list?
Love you, Mum xoxo
PS. Grateful that you’ll be on holidays soon and we can have some quality hang-out time 🙂