I woke up this morning with an overwhelming feeling of happiness. Why? I have absolutely no idea, but I'm really enjoying it!
Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance, and a frequent guest on Oprah, suggests that people keep a "gratitude journal." Just list five things each day that you're grateful for. Big or small, simple or profound, it's up to you. Now, I must confess that I don't always write mine down, but at some point during my day I think of all that I am thankful for. Because no matter how crappy your day is, there is always something to be thankful for. And when you focus on those blessings, you feel better.
Here's an example of five things I'm grateful for:
2. The beauty of the brilliant fall foliage.
3. My family--having a husband and three children who are all healthy and happy.
4. The friends I have met online, especially my fellow "Romance Dishers".
5. My pets who never fail to make me laugh and give me unconditional love, and an houseful of hair!
Not to sound too Pollyannaish, but positive tho