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Ten years later I find it easy to be thankful every day. Each evening my children and I sit down to dinner and we go around the table asking what our best and worst things are of that day. This is also a wonderful way to find out what's going with your family. I've discovered test results and arguments with friends this way (teens can be so guarded!) They feel safe to voice their concerns as part of their 'worst' bit and we can discuss it as a family. We then turn this into a positive by saying what our 'best' thing was. This could be a simple as a sunny day or as monumental as an A* exam result.
Journaling is one of my favourite self-help tools, and jotting down three things you are thankful for can do so much for your well-being. I write my list just before bed. Last night I wrote: