One of my favorite books is Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. One of her fundamental suggestions is to write a daily list of five things for which we’re grateful. She believes that it is a life-changing exercise and I have to say, I agree with her.
She recommends making a Gratitude Journal, which I have done at times. Other times, I’m not able to keep up with it in a separate book so I have taken to doing it in my Morning Pages journal or in my planner. What I have found is that the more I make space for it, whether or not it’s in a separate journal or not, the more I’m aware of the positive in my life.
I have found that listing five things is just enough to keep me grounded, even on those days when it’s difficult to be thankful for anything. On those days, she recommends noticing the fact that the day is over – which, while it made me laugh, is very appropriate.