For 18 months, I conducted a weekly gratitude practice here on this site. Then, in December of 2012, I stopped posting my Happiness Highlights – primarily because they didn’t seem to be interesting to anyone but me.
I told myself I could continue a gratitude practice on my own, and I’ve tried to do just that. I’ve used an iPhone app and I’ve set out to journal daily. But I haven’t been able to get in the habit consistently.
Why try to fix what isn’t broken?
Posting a weekly round up of the things I’m grateful for might not be a big crowd pleaser, but the process changed my life. It changed how I view the world around me and my place in it. That’s more important to me than traffic, so I’m bringing the Happiness Highlights back.
This week, I am grateful for:
Pets that I didn’t expect to fall in love with. (But seriously, how cute is he?)
A view overlooking waterfalls.
A beautiful capture.
A family hiking trip.
and the generosity of a friend who sent us this magnetic poetry happiness kit.
What made you happy this week? Share your own happiness highlights in the comment.
I’ll send one of you your own magnetic poetry happiness kit, because something this fun should be shared. Updated: congratulations, Lauren Cephas! Check your email for further instructions from me.