Dear Constant Reader,
I hope everyone (in the U.S., that is) had a pleasant Thanksgiving holiday. This is the time of year when we’re told be be grateful, but many of us, your Humble Correspondent included, find it to be an incredibly busy and stressful season. Today’s tip is a little exercise to help you appreciate what you have.
Make a list of five things that make you happy.
First, actually write these down. Whether that’s on paper of electronically, doesn’t matter, but you should be able to look at your list when it’s completed. Pick any five things that genuinely make you happy right now. They don’t have to be grand or lofty – things like “flannel sheets” or “that perfect red lipstick” or “my roommate who washed all the dishes” are fine. You can write out an explanation of why this thing makes you happy, if you like.
I find this little exercise lifts my mood and make me appreciate what I have. And one of those things that makes me happy is you, Constant Reader, and all the support you’ve given me over the years. Thank you.
Like this tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Better Burlesque.
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