I’ve had my nose to the proverbial grindstone in many aspects of life over recent weeks and it hasn’t all been great. Too early to tell whether I’m owning 2009 or it’s owning me, but preliminary indications would argue for the former. It’s easy to get caught up in the hectic craziness of it all. A lot about DC (read: government, politicians, etc.) can breed cynicism. A lot about daily life can foster disappointment (read: work frustration, relationships, the economy, etc.) Enter, Grace in Small Things.
The basic concept, in a nutshell, is that you list five positive things every day — on your blog, on their site, in a journal, wherever you feel comfortable doing it. My list will be on the absurdly domestic magnetic note pad that took up residence on my freezer door a few months ago and has given birth to exactly one grocery list. Goodness knows I make enough lists of things that need fixing in the workplace and otherwise, why not pay due attention to the good little things that happen along the way as well?