(The history behind these activities can be found here, and if you click here you will see all the previous posts I wrote on them. Thank you to Irene for having the forethought to buy me this book for blog material.)
Activity #6: Today I will start a weekly Gratitude Journal.
The idea behind this is rather simple and seems like it could really be helpful, especially for someone like me who enjoys sitting and stewing in the midst of everything that is wrong in my life. This exercise asks you to, on a weekly basis, write down all of the things for which you are grateful. It could be something as little as "The pizza I ordered was just right," or as big as "I got that job I really wanted/needed."
By the end of the week, you will be surprised at how many gratifying experiences you had. Or at least that's the claim.
So here is my list as of Wednesday. It's the only one I will make public, just to get you started:
This week, I am grateful...
...that my bestie was able to fly out from Cali for her birthday, because I hadn't seen her in a whole year
...for McAfee and it's ability to put whatever virus attacked my computer in its place
...to all the people who hounded me about backing up my C-drive, which I did last month; it kept me from falling apart when my computer died
...for the YUMMY food I ate over the weekend: turkey chili from the Tick Tock Diner; shrimp mofongo from Sofritos; popcorn shrimp at the Gotham Comedy Club; Atomic Wings; pizza from the Penn Station terminal down by the LIRR; and empanadas from Empanada Mama's
...for good friends, new and old, who come to my aid whenever I call
*smooches...also grateful for you guys, my loyal readers*
at this point y'all are like my family, and seeing as we're family expect me to drop my kids off at your door for free babysitting services, mmkay? Thanks!