A friend of mine recently shared a childhood story that resonated loud and clear.
She recalled fond memories of sitting around her family’s Kansas City dinner table and hearing her father ask the same question every day:
“What’s the best thing that happened to you today?”
Dad wouldn’t accept, “I made it through the day” as an answer or the stock reply “nothing”.
Something more meaningful was required – more specificity.
The children were being positively programmed to see good routinely no matter what else life was offering on its menu that day.
Increasingly families don’t eat dinner together and when they do they don’t enforce the “no digital devices” rule. Eat, talk and build your self-esteem.
Gratitude is like penicillin. It cures most everything and unlike penicillin, no one is allergic to gratitude.
So, for one day only – try this.
Ask those you care about, “What’s the best thing that happened to you today?” And don’t grade it, make fun of it or dismiss it because you are saving a lot of money on psychologist bills.
And while you’re at, for one day only, ask yourself the same question.
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle
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