Oh, well. We all know the first day of the year is the magic day when we can change anything we want to change, and now maybe the first day of the month can be that for me, too!
In fact, way too much of my work distraction yesterday was brainstorming different ways to spell GREAT. I quickly figured out two things:
- If I was adding anything to this plan, it had to be comically easy, or it would never happen.
- I wanted to be deliberate about what I added, rather than just figuring out the best-sounding combination of buzzwords that spelled something.
The next thing that came to mind was gratitude—somehow taking a moment to be deliberately, pointedly thankful for my life. I’m not sure what form this would take—maybe for me just blogging about it would suffice. So, fine. But I can’t call it Gratitude because G is already taken. And I can’t call it Thankfulness because T is already taken. So A is for…Appreciation!
I think this GREAT thing could work for me, though the awkward acronym somewhat dims the prospects for turning it into a best-selling self-help book.