Thought experiment: The year of gratitude

With all the turmoil going on in this world, it seems to me that 2009 is going to be the year of forced change. Sorry, but the comfort zone needs to go.
Where to begin? Yesterday’s OddTodd video shows how bogus New Year’s resolutions can be. So I decided to look for another way.
Then I came upon this article with a simple prescription– write down the things you’re grateful for and be happier as a result.
Ok, I can handle that.
A couple years back, I tried a blogging experiment called the 101-Day Book Report. I found it very therapeutic and, if nothing else, good for the writing muscles.
I’m calling this experiment Gratitude 365 and it starts today. And if I manage to follow through with it, I promise to let you know if it worked.
I’ll start with the moment and the small stuff. Today I’m grateful for:
* The playoffs on my awesome 1080p HDTV
* My comfy deerskin slippers
* Down time while the boy goes off on his play date.
* That school starts back up tomorrow
* The chance to go out and see some great music tonight and bring winter break to a close


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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