Before we begin our Thanksgiving meal, each family member shares what he or she is grateful for that year. For me this year, I am grateful for my recent successful elbow joint replacement!

How positive the outlook at the start of each day if we pause to express gratitude!

See Coraggio! Lessons for Living from an Italian Grandmother, Chapter 32, page 249:

“With “Oh, Happy Day” the concept is focused on starting each day by building a fortress of positive attitude so that as you move through your day all your interactions are protected from negative thoughts…

My rules for the “Oh Happy Day” game:
Get up everyday and start with a mental positive list of that which you are grateful. Instead of saying, My ____ hurts” start by saying, “I am thankful that I have _____.”