A few months ago, I decided to set a daily alarm to go off at 9 PM. Every evening at 9 PM,my phone buzzes (because I typically have it on ‘vibrate’) and a notification comes across my screen that reads, “GRATITUDE LIST.”
When that happens, I immediately acknowledge three things for which I am thankful. Just three. I figured that even on the worst day ever, surely I could come up with three things which are good.
I guess we just never know from day to day what’s going to get us through.
I’ve also realized, much to my cynical self’s surprise, that knowing I have to be grateful for three things every day has made me pay close attention to the good things in my life. Whereas before something would’ve gone briefly noticed and forgotten, now I’m being mindful to remember it so that I have one item for the Gratitude List at 9.
Why not try it? Set your own ‘gratitude list’ alarm every day for the next week. I mean, it’s not like it’s that hard to set an alarm, right? And surely you could think of three things every day. How hard could it really be? Just three. …one, two, three.
Not convinced? Here’s a recent article from the New York Times which may prove interesting:
Try it with me. Because, really, what have you got to lose?
To your adventure,