Two days ago, I read something very helpful, and I thought that I would pass it on to my readers.

When you are feeling blue or overwhelmed, write down 100 things that you are thankful for. They don’t have to be big — You can be thankful for tacos or a spring breeze or napping children. Anything.

Yesterday I woke up in a funk. I don’t know why, but I felt grumpy for the entire morning. I was going to go with a friend to 5:00 p.m. Mass, and I wanted to put myself in a more positive state of mind. So I tried the list of 100 things that I am thankful for.

To my surprise, I easily thought of MORE than 100 things to be thankful for! By the time that I had finished, I felt happy and positive.

Today’s lesson for me: Gratitude is the best medicine for curing the blues. . .