Making these lists is great for me—it’s a proven happiness strategy to list positive things. What will make it great for you is if you do the same thing—whether privately, or publicly (posting comments here or on the Six Simple Rules Facebook page.)
Here are some of the things that made me smile this week:
A fantastic Father’s Day: softball, followed by bagels with my family, and then a celebration of my daughters’ coming graduation, combined with a visit from overseas cousins, on a day of perfect weather.
When a friend told me that my having published a book inspired him to publish the book he recently announced.
In softball, gunning a runner out at home plate from left field for a 7-7-2 double play in the top of the ninth, and then winning the game in the bottom of the ninth.
Despite being a non-golfer, playing in a golf event for my first time ever (the event was for charity), on another perfect weather day, and hitting the best ball several times in “best ball” format.
Participating in a charity event in which four gigantic truckloads of food were delivered to the needy, thanks to the good work of my dad.
My daughter driving the furthest she has without us, down to her college orientation.
Attending my two daughters’ high school graduation. Temperatures exceeding 95 degrees couldn’t wipe the smile off of everyone’s faces.
As I have said before, after doing this for three weeks, a wonderful by-product of this practice happened to me: Anticipating my weekly list has me thinking about it daily. As you know if you’ve read my book or this blog with some regularity, it takes 21-days to form a habit and this became a habit for me.
Your turn. What are some of the things that made you smile this week? Please join the conversation with your comments here, or privately, or on the Six Simple Rules Facebook page…