Gratitude List

What do these three things have in common: dirt, the ability to formulate a complete thought and the lid to the milk?

In the Happiness 101 class, a standing home opportunity (we like to say “opportunity” because home WORK sounds like…. well, “work”) is to write down three positive things per day.  We do this because the founder of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, had a 94% success rate just by doing this small thing – a thing that takes less than two minutes per day.  And that was with a group of people who were severely can’t-get-out-of-bed depressed.  So, here is my list for today:

Dirt – Where would we be without it?? (think about it)

The ability to formulate a complete thought (some people, when in a manic state have trouble doing this)

The lid to the milk (to keep me from crying over the spill)


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