On New Year's Eve I shared my resolution for 2012 -
"I resolve to find something I am grateful for every single day. It will be my first thought every morning."
Well...it's two months in now, and I haven't given up on it yet. Which I think makes me significantly more successful than the majority of resolution-makers. Yay go me!
However if I'm honest, I haven't remembered to make it my first thought every morning, and I haven't even remembered to do it every day, but I'm happy with that. In fact not remembering to do it first thing is sometimes nice, as it jolts me back to a position of gratitude later in the day when I haven't done it.
Even on the days I do remember to do it as I wake up, I often find myself returning to the subject later in the day. I like to think about the things I could maybe choose to be grateful for the next day.
I can appreciate that this may seem like a silly, pointless or a naive thing to do, but I honestly believe it is benefiting me. I feel that little bit more in love with my life and the world around me, that little bit more grateful, that little bit happier. And that, to me, is worth spending a few seconds of my day on.