Saturday, December 31, 2011

Grateful for the Old Year; Hopeful for the New Year

Happy New Year, faithful readers. I wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous, peaceful, and wondrous 2012.

I recently came across an excellent exercise in gratitude. I learned about it from a magazine article by Eugene D. Holden.

Try the following for a week; and see if things start to move in your life.

1. Get a small notebook and keep it at your bedside.
2. First thing in the morning upon waking, write down five things for which you are grateful.
3. At day's end, write down five things that happened during the day for which you are grateful.

Among many things, I am grateful for all of you, and for living in this age when we can make friends across so many boundaries of space, distance and culture.

Here's to friendship in its many forms, and the power of friendship to knit us all closer.