A sweet, new friend of mine and I have decided to be “gratitude buddies” this year per this blog post by Andrea Scher. We’ve been doing it roughly since the beginning of the New Year and so far it has been a wonderful little exercise in noticing the positive. We both agree that it is also a little “curtained window” (her words) into each others’ lives. It’s been a fun way to build our relationship as we share little pieces of what bring us joy each day. Some days it’s easy to come up with three things I’m grateful for and other days it’s a struggle. But it’s always a good thing to slow down and acknowledge the good in every day. We have both found that so often it is the very little things….