101 Wonderful Things? Start Counting
This time of year, most people are looking ahead to the New Year. But I like to look backward, too. Winter in general, and January in particular, are ideal times for reflection.
For many years now, at some point between the end of December and the first week of January, I make a list of 101 Wonderful Things about the year that just passed.
This may seem daunting, but I practice almost every evening by making lists of 10 Wonderful Things about the day that just passed. These need not be big ticket items, instead they are the little details that make a day delightful: The way the sun filtered through the bare branches of a tree, the compliment offered by a co-worker, or the rich aroma of the soup you had for lunch.
So, while the year is still new, I invite you to give it a try. See if you can list 101 Wonderful Things about 2015. Or, if that seems like too big a challenge just now, try making a list of 10 Wonderful Things about today. And then do it again tomorrow. And the tomorrow after that. If you make this a habit, a year from now you’ll see how easy it is to make that New Year’s List of 101 Wonderful Moments.
Here at AllTheSnoozeThat’sFitToPrint we’re resolving to do New Year’s Resolutions differently. Today’s post is one in a series on mindful ways of creating New Year’s Resolutions that work.
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