It is Thanksgiving Day, the one day of the year when you’re expected to be grateful.Let Us Give Thanks. In Writing. (New York Times, 22 November 2007)
But according to an army of psychologists, writers and talk show hosts like Oprah, giving thanks only today is a lost opportunity. You should be grateful all the time, they say, and one of the best ways is in writing — by keeping a “gratitude journal.”
Television programs, books, radio shows and Web sites point to research that shows that keeping a list of things you’re thankful for can make you happier.
This really works. Don't discount it automatically because it sounds like pop-psychology feelgood crap; remember, even a blind hog finds a few acorns now and then.