I've always liked the idea of making New Year's resolutions, but am also realistic and know that most people don't truly stick with them - including myself! So this year I tried to set what I'm referring to as "goals" for myself. One was to try and be more positive. Just saying I would do it didn't seem good enough to me though. I really felt I needed to DO something that would guide me in my journey to reach my goal. To help with this I started a Gratitude Journal on January 1st. Thirty-eight days later I'm proud to say I'm still at it! Each day I look out for little things that I'm thankful for. When I say little, I mean little. It can be something as simple as hearing a certain person's voice or just having clean sheets on the bed that day! Each night I write down the three things I'm grateful for from the day. I've already found that I'm focusing more on the positive things a day can bring and I pay more attention to the "little" things in life that should matter more. It's turned my days into quite a scavenger hunt!