Posted by: chlost | December 22, 2010

After twenty-one days, a new habit is supposed to become natural; I am naturally struggling to find my three for the day

Today marks twenty-one days of finding three good things about each day.

It is no easier today than it was twenty days ago.

So much for that theory.

It snowed. The roads were a mess. It was busy. My mom was not doing well. I am behind on holiday things. I am just plain tired. Of almost everything.

But I still managed to come up with three positive things for the day.

December 21, 2010:

1. I talked to my daughter, who lives half-way across the country. We are looking forward to having them here over the holidays.

2. Finished most of the holiday cards.

3. Had a nice lunch with a friend.

It is now officially winter, and we have already had more snow than I can remember for a December in many, many years.  It is scary to think what the rest of the winter may have in store for us. 

 I would love to be able to travel to someplace warm and sunny.  The only thing is, I would then have to return to this!  That would likely be even more depressing.  So maybe it is a positive thing that I can’t do that.  Staying here may be less depressing.  Okay, I’ll go with that.  That is why I am not going to take a winter vacation.



  1. We have already had months of rain, cold and dark. (Yes, it is the SAME Oregon you visited this summer). Now I find that winter has JUST STARTED!! I’m not sure I’m going to make it without an escape to a sunny climate.

  2. Hang in there Chlost! You are in the home stretch now….you can do it! 🙂

  3. You’re doing just fine!!!! And believe it or not I envy you!!!!

  4. I’m so glad you’re sticking with your goal. (Even though during the winter, during the Thanksgiving/Christmas rush is probably the most difficult time of the year to embark on this challenge!)

    Hang in there 🙂

  5. The best thing about our Minnesota winters is that it feels so-o-o
    good when they’re over. Spring is truly invigorating!
    Hang in there, the best is yet to come.

  6. Yes. Holidays is a difficult time to put additional pressure on yourself. The world and your family will not come to an end if every little thing isn’t perfect. Relax and just enjoy your precious family and time with them. No one lies on their death bed and says “Gee, I wish I’d bought more, made more, decorated more for Christmas.”

    Anyway, your doing a good job – and this one is a difficult habit so maybe it will take a bit longer.

    Merry Christmas

  7. And, um, if you find an outdoor winter sport you like–take cross-country skiing lessons!–then you could find you love the snow and the chance to be out in it.

    Works for me.

  8. I am a winter person but this weather is even getting to me..
    I need some sun…and if I could find time to go somewhere for a week I would.
    But it isn’t going to fit in my schedule right now.
    Have a great Holidays..:)

  9. Merry Christmas to you and your family Chlost! Have a great day! 🙂

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