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Last week's strategy was to start a "Joy Journal". It is often so easy to get lured into dwelling on the negative and forgetting about the positive things in our lives. Of all the strategies I have tried over the past three months, this has been one of my favourites! Every day at the end of the day, I think of ONE happy/joyful moment in my day and I record it in my joy journal. I was pleasantly surprised by how hard it was to decide on just one thing. So many wonderful things happen in a day!
I thought I would share my previous week's entries here with you:
My three-year-old daughter informed me that she has the day off today and she's NOT going to work at all!
Making a fresh loaf of banana bread. I love baking! The house smelled great and that first slice with melted butter on it tasted fantastic!
Winning a free Tim Horton's coffee in the Roll Up The Rim To Win contest.
My daughter actually gave me a kiss today. Normally her kisses are awkward head butts, however today she leaned in and kissed her mommy on the cheek! It melted my heart.
After we put my daughter to bed, my husband and I snuggled and cuddled on the couch while watching television. Our love and my love for him gives me much joy!
Today my daughter asked "What kind of baby animal is growing in Mommy's tummy? Maybe it's a penguin sister?"
Volunteering with a group of amazing women to wrap daffodils for The Canadian Cancer Society.
I love my Joy Journal. It brings a smile to my face and helps me have a more positive outlook on life! My Joy Journal will surely remain a part of my daily routine.
This Week's Strategy
There are so many wonderful people in my life. People who make this world a better and brighter place! A few weeks ago I had shared that I would like to help others live their best life as well. This is one of the strategies that came to mind, as it is easier to live your best life when you know you are loved and appreciated. This week I will reflect and give thanks for the wonderful people in my life. I will think of a way to thank them for the role they play in making me a better person and helping me to live my best life.
What do you do to show others you are thankful for them? As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. In the meantime, I would like to wish you a wonderful week.