I don’t do New Year’s resolutions anymore. I guess I’m at the age where I see each day as an opportunity to flex my resolve. But I do find the beginning of the year a great time to reflect back on all I achieved in the preceding year and set new goals for the next one. I do this in all areas of my life and in different phases. Phase I of my New Year’s plan is to start a gratitude list.
For ten to twenty minutes, I write a list (in a sparkly new journal) of things I’m grateful for. The beginning of my list looks something like this:
I’m grateful for:
1. My family who not only loves and encourages me but also helps others in the world;
2. My writing partner, Carly, for pushing me to stretch my comfort zone and believe in myself;
3. My friend J.M. for making me use my brain and heart in ways I never knew I could; Read more