Secret to Happiness: One Line A Day

Secret to Happiness: One Line A Day

The last thing any parent needs is one more thing to do. (Or in my case, one more thing to not do, and then feel guilty about for a few hours.) But I am going to share this anyway because it makes me feel happy at the end of each day.

It’s called “One Line A Day” and was a gift from my mother-in-law this past Christmas.

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Here are instructions for how to use the book:

Instruction Number 1: Keep out of reach of children.

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Instruction Number 2: Sometime during the day, write one line about something that is worthy of remembrance. (Technically, you are supposed to write one line a day each day for five years. But five years is daunting, so I just focus on this year.)

It doesn’t need to be anything profound.

Just something that, among all the chaos, made you smile.

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Or something that you would like to remember one day down the road.

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Or just something that you enjoyed.

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“But wait!” you say. “Couldn’t you keep track of these things in your super fancy baby book?”

And my response is: “WHAT BABY BOOK?”

In the meantime, I write (okay, scribble) about little moments of happiness in my One-Line-A-Day book. And, I find that when I do take time to remember things that made me happy during the day, I feel, well, happier. For a little while, anyway.

You should try it. Oh, and if you do, would you share one line with me? Because happiness is contagious.

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