I speak and write often of gratitude and of taking time to be grateful because it really is something that is so simple to do and yet so powerful. Being regularly and intentionally grateful for even the small things in life has been shown to significantly impact ones overall happiness and well being. It can often even instantly turn a sour mood into feelings of contentment and joy. It really can make a signficant difference – like I said, it’s pretty powerful stuff.

So then, I propose we take just a moment right now to close our eyes and think about 3 things about today that we are grateful for. They don’t have to be huge, earth shattering things. The small things really do count too. It could be that you are grateful that you start work 8:30am instead of 7:30am, or that you get off work at 5:30pm instead of 6:30pm. It could be that you are grateful for the workmate who invited you to lunch, or for being able to work in a quiet office, or for the kiss you got from your partner before leaving for work, or for the text you got from a friend just to say hi, or for the fridge that kept the leftovers you had for lunch from spoiling… I think you get the idea. Now it’s your turn. 3 things. Go.