The Five Wonderful Things

“They had invented a game: ‘the five wonderful things’. Each evening you had to name five wonderful things [that] you had experienced along the day: the patterns of milk and chocolate in cocoa, four raindrops in a row on a blade of grass, a snowflake on your sleeve, the one-legged pigeon, the sound of Rice-Krispies in milk, the scent of new Crayolas…”

Doris Dörrie

Every night, take five minutes to make a list of five wonderful things you experienced during the day. Even in the midst of a really “awful, terrible, no-good day,” keep up this practice. Try sharing your list with a friend, a partner, a child or a family member. Watch how it transforms your perspective over time, how the cup grows half-full, instead of half-empty.

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