01 November 2012

Thankful November

Last night, in a 4 AM panic of anxiety, I tried to calm my mind down by focusing on each of the things I am grateful for - and it actually helped to put me to sleep. Then this morning I noticed the lovely Emma has begun to tweet all of the things she is grateful for, and thought - I want in! Having recently read The Happiness Project and Tiny Beautiful Things and currently reading Eat, Pray, Love and The Art of Happiness, I have begun to change my outlook on how I view what makes me happy. I've started to question what I'm grateful for, and started to differentiate more clearly between my wants and needs. Additionally, by the expert advice of Gretchen Rubin, I've started to document positive things from my day-to-day in a little journal, and have noticed a shift in my attitude. So in an effort to share the good vibes, I've decided to write one gratitude a day! Feel free to share your own happy things with me! I'm so excited for this little positive project!!

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  1. Cool! I like The Happiness Project. I have that book too. I am adding Tiny Beautiful Things to my wish list. Thanks!

    Oh, and I was documenting my daily grateful/happy things on 43 things, http://www.43things.com/people/progress/spudart/10020758

    And yes! It's cool to hear you implementing the grateful for things for happiness, I have a quote that gets posted sometimes on twitter, http://www.quotesdaddy.com/quote/1395280/matt-maldre/giving-thanks-are-the-concrete-steps-to-happiness

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  2. Wow. my comment got lots of fun spaces between the words. It's_like_I'm_speak-ing_very_slow-ly

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    1. WOW! Matt, you sound so driven. I think that you will really enjoy Tiny Beautiful Things. It made me feel grateful and empowered in a way that none of the other books on happiness have. Also, have you seeing the documentary "Happy"? I think you would like it.

      GO US!

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