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do it: be grateful

Even on the crummiest of days, we still have a lot to be grateful for-- sometimes we just need a little reminder. "Gratitude Lists" are a sure way to find a silver-lining, turn around a negative attitude, and make you see what you do have rather than what you don't. I took some time out today to make a little list of the things I'm thankful for: simple things that make my life sunnier and put a smile on my face. Then I wound up thinking of all of the people who have made a difference in my life since I moved to NYC-- mostly with small gestures of kindness, friendship, encouragement and love. I wrote little notes to some of them who have been especially wonderful to me when I really needed it.

I taped them all above my desk (where I spend most of my time) as standing reminders of all of the fabulous people and things I have in my life to be grateful for. It did cheer me up a great deal, and even made me feel a little sheepish for the times I've been extra negative and self-deprecating. What are you most thankful for?