A man I know told me that every morning he makes a list of 10 things he’s grateful for. I’ve been doing the same for the past couple of weeks, and I like it.

There are some ground rules: when you’re done every day, put your list in a drawer, or into a file someplace. Don’t look at yesterday’s list before you write today’s. At some point, a month or two down the road, look at your lists. But don’t look every day. Also, don’t use your list as an opportunity to compare, such as “I’m grateful I don’t have the unpleasant thing that so and so has.”

Try it, let me know what you think.