|Picture from Happy Frog and I|
That is how I happened upon Happy Frog and I a couple of days ago. It is written by an English woman "closer to [her] forties than [her] thirties," who uses a stuffed smiling frog as her muse. I quite liked one of her regular postings, and told her I was going to copy it here!
It's called 15 Positive Things, and every month she posts about 15, um, positive things that happened throughout the previous 30-odd days. What a great way to stop and smell the roses, I thought. And then, I realized how brilliant an idea it is.
See, not only will I have to sit down each month to reflect on all the good things that happen to me, I won't be able to come up with them all in one sitting. Which means that throughout my month, I will have to focus on and jot down happy things; about one every other day.
What a great way to program myself for happiness. I don't think it will take much time; just a second or two to write things in my planner every day or so. And then, voila! At the end of the month, a ready-made blog post! And, in the process, I will hopefully develop a more positive mindset in my everyday life. It's like free therapy. *grin*
I'm so excited about the idea that I'm inviting you all to play along. I know December's a bit of a challenge, but I've never believed in waiting until the New Year to make resolutions for myself! So, in the last week of December or first week of January, I plan to post my 15 Positive Things. If you'd like to participate, I can do a Mr. Linky, and you can post your own list, and we can share it here. And if December's too crazy, there's always January...
So whaddya think, wanna try it?