In her best-selling book Simple Abundance, author Sarah Ban Breathnach recommends spending a few minutes each morning and evening listing five things for which you are grateful. Once a day is good enough for me but at the end of a particularly great or horrendous day you might want to think again about some of the unexpected things that happened to you.
Focusing on the positive aspects of life is what's it's all about. After a week that started with me taking my son back to college for his senior year in New York City, then an unprecedented 5.8 earthquake in Washington, DC and now the arrival of Hurricane Irene this weekend, I find that I am immediately grateful for many things because I am just trying to go with life's flow of events and remain calm about whatever the future brings.
Here's today's list:
1. Good Health -- a great gift
2. My son -- a very special gift
3. My job -- an essential gift
4. My house -- a basic gift
5. My friends & family -- an emotional gift
What's on your list?