The week of gratitude

At the end of every day this week, write down one thing that happened that you are thankful for and the reasons why.  It could be the warm weather, a moment of joy with your family - whatever it is, write down a couple of sentences explaining why you are grateful.  Such as, today I am grateful my husband brought me a cup of coffee this morning without me even asking.  It made me feel very thankful that he is in my life and he thinks and cares about me.  

This exercise helps us appreciate things we often gloss over without giving due gratitude.  Writing them instead of simply thinking about them sharpens our focus on the appreciation we feel.