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So a few years ago I posted something that made me happy/I was grateful for/the best part of my day …

So a few years ago I posted something that made me happy/I was grateful for/the best part of my day — every day, as part of the 100 Happy Days challenge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I continued after 100 days, and did it for a few years actually.

People seemed to like it, it was a great way to capture and chronicle my life, and it was just overall really positive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I’ve been thinking of starting something like that again, so here’s a list of things that made me happy/I’m grateful for/overall positive things I want to share today: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Monday, June 30th, 2018 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

– WAKING (because honestly we should all be grateful for waking up every morning) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

– Waking earlier than expected

– Mornings at home with my Mom and R ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

– Coffee and Ginger tea ☕️

– A nice long run in the sun 🏃🏼‍♀️🌞

– Blue sky, green grass, sun shining, the sound of the birds chirping 🌞🐦💙💚

– Running and dancing (two of my absolute favorite things EVER 🏃🏼‍♀️👯‍♀️😍) and my amazing body ❤️

– WATER 💧💦 after that long run, plus the fact that I have clean, running water is pretty phenomenal

– Knowing THE UNIVERSE HAS YOUR BACK ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

– Typing that ^ and accidentally typing “The Universe GAS your back” 😂😂😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

– Connecting with other people, and getting messages that make you feel like you’ve made a difference in someone’s life

– Dancing around and eating yummy food! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

– Fresh, local produce — Beets with turmeric and ginger! 😋

– Finding new music that speaks to your soul 🎶😊❤️ (Body of Love by Ben Lee) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

– The sound of my mom pulling in the driveway after work

– Walks with her to get more of that fresh, local produce!, with an amazing sunset sky 🌅

– Taking the time to be grateful for all this, relaxing, and going to bed to do it all over again tomorrow 😊❤️✨

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What do you want to accomplish with your clean slate?

Different milestones throughout the year give us the feeling that we have the opportunity to make a fresh start. What gives you this feeling — your birthday, the New Year, back-to-school? What might you plan to start fresh in 2018?

4 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Some 44 percent of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions, but although resolutions are fun to make, they’re hard to keep. To help yourself keep yours, try these strategies.

1. Be specific. “Make more friends” and “Strengthen friendships” are vague resolutions. Make yours more concrete; “Remember birthdays,” “Make weekly plans with friends,” or “No gossip.”

2. Write it down.

3. Review your resolution constantly. If your resolution is buzzing through your head, it’s easier to stick to it.

4. Hold yourself accountable. Tell other people about your resolution, join or form a like-minded group, score yourself on a daily chart — whatever helps make you feel accountable.

When we act in a friendly way toward others, they’re much more likely to act in a friendly way toward us. For a week, as you move through your life, look for ways to be actively friendly as you engage with store clerks, strangers on the street, and other people waiting in line. Not just pleasant, but actually friendly. Be extra polite, offer up a little chitchat, be quick to respond. See if the world behaves differently.

We all have areas of our homes that have gone stagnant. Maybe your fridge is covered with photos and notes — but you never see those things anymore. Maybe you have a table crowded with photos — but you haven’t looked at the photos for years. Clear out that space; make room for something new. That area of your home will spring back into life, and you may even get a second hit of enjoyment from those items as you move them out of their accustomed places.

Little: Skip the Boring Parts

Little: Experience is a Great Teacher

Ep. 105: Leave on a High Note