About a year ago, I started writing down three things to be happy about every day (inspired by this book). I was fighting the winter blues and mired in first-world problems (“I don’t like my commute.” “I want some new shoes.” etc.) so I thought I would try to switch my focus to things like “Rain on a stream.” “Daylilies as big as my hand.” “Oatmeal and dried fruit”. “Seeing a hawk.”
It’s been a good exercise to remind me there is ALWAYS something to be happy about (even if two out of the three things are some variation of “my health” and “Toby.”). So happy Thanksgiving. Be safe, be joyous, be grateful–and I’ll be back Monday.