These days, she “collects happiness,” an exercise she learned in a senior year psychology class. . . .
It’s simple: make a list every day of five things about which you’re happy. For Mahtob, one day that included cleaning out the vegetable drawer in the fridge. Another day, she viewed an old man and old woman talking and so obviously in love. One time it was a grandpa pulling a little girl in a wagon.
From this exercise, she learned a lifelong lesson.
“We all face challenges in our life, we all go through difficult times. I really believe our attitude, more than anything else, determines the outcome. Collecting happiness is all about attitudes. Every time I turned a corner, there was something else,” Mahtob said.
So, here I'm following her example, as I continue my gift list. This time it's just five things from today.
671. Bright sunshine all day!
672. Watching sparrows take dust baths
673. Visiting someone from church
674. Cut flowers with a little bird in them
675. Asya's response to the little bird: she thinks it's real and is in awe!
If you want to share a collection from your day, please comment.