This is an idea outlined
in the book Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
by Sarah Ban Breathnach. The book itself reads like one of those page a day calendar
s for women who do too much and or watch too much Oprah
, but there are some nifty little chunks of good in it here and there floating in the treacle
The author suggests that you (the woman, sorry guys) purchase a beautiful
journal, with ribbons, or special paper, or an artful cover, and keep it by your bed. At the end of each day, write down five things that you are thankful
for. This exercise will keep you in perspective - when you are feeling depressed, you can read through your journal
and discover that thinking about puppies
or Anne Geddes
cheers you up.
The only reason I have this book is because my mother
sent it to me. I felt obligated to read through some of it, because hell, I read cereal
boxes and shampoo bottle
s, this couldn't be any worse to read while pooping than the Wisconsin
I was amazed that I found something of value that I couldn't be overly cynical
about in this pink book. I would suggest it (this idea, not the book
) to everyone (not just women).
Just don't put it here. Put it in a daylog or something.