Happiness List


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Sometimes we tend to remember the bad things that happen to us more than the good things. Write down five things that happened yesterday. Read your list over. Did you remember five good things, five bad things, or some of each? Whatever you wrote down, you chose it to write down. You can practice remembering good things and feelings and letting go of bad ones. Every day, write down five things that happened which you felt good about. Write what happened and how you felt about it. The best time is before you go to bed at night. These are your happiness lists and you can look them over any time you are feeling down or unhappy. Your lists will help you do more things that create happiness and will also help you collect and store good feelings.


From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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