Monday, October 27, 2008

Being grateful

Here's one of the motivational letters my sister-in-law wrote me, when I was whining about feeling down:
Start writing one or two things a day you are thankful for, at the end of each day. Don't repeat. It can be small too, like "I'm thankful for the warm shower I had this morning." It accumulates, and might make you see how many good things are there.
I got this letter from her a few weeks ago and haven't followed her advice yet. I do think about what I'm thankful for, but writing it down seems to be more effective. So, here are 2 things--actually people-- I'm thankful for today:
~my son, Alexander (that was too easy...)
~my hubby (also pretty easy)
[That's them in the photo, playing football recently.  Alexander's all about being chased and getting tackled.]

1 comment:

Jill said...

It's all about that "glass half-full" thing, isn't it? I don't think it's innate to everyone to be that way...I struggle like you do. I think, for me, it's keeping busy---keeping the brain so busy that you don't have time to think about anything else. Love the pic of DH and DS too!! :)