We can only be said to be alive in those moments
When our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
More than fifteen years ago, I decided to try journal-writing, using instructions that included listing five positive daily events. Previous to that, I would end my day with a rant about all the unjust unpleasantries I had experienced. Now, I spent the day on the lookout for something to add to my positive list. I would continually remind myself of the items I had already noticed and my evening routine was filled with warm recollections of my day.
It changed my life. I became happier, cheerful (mostly), and grateful for wondrous events while they were happening. The mundane became precious and I appreciated my life. Such a simple act, such a powerful change.
[This ends my extension of the A to Z Blog Challenge to include CH, PH, SH, and TH which totals 30 posts to be used as daily reflections throughout the month. Attributes of a Good Life. Thanks for coming along with me.]