I was browsing through my blogger friend Lauryn Green's blog today and came across a post about being thankful. She recommended keeping a notebook and making a list each night of three things you're thankful for.
I wanted to share this with you guys because I think it's a great idea. I'm big on lists but really the only ones I ever make are 'to do' lists. Although 'to do' lists are technically helpful, they can be a burden at times because I'm also a huge worrier. I'm constantly worrying about things I need to get done, the people around me, etc. I'm pretty sure that 90% of my thoughts begin with "I really need to..." or "Before I forget...". I also tend to focus on the negative. That is why I'm going to give this new list a try.
I started the list of things I'm thankful for tonight. I didn't stop at three because too many things came to mind but I plan on adding three each day. As I read over it, I immediately felt better. Sure there's plenty of things to worry about, but there is plenty to be grateful for too. Taking a second to focus on those things each day is a pretty good idea if you ask me.
Thanks for the tip, Lauryn!