Friday, February 10, 2012

Favorite Thing Friday

I haven't posted about a FTF for a long time but today I found something  that really excites me. If you want to know more about FTF, go to Shay's blog here:  

I read my daughter's post this morning about the "Good Book." This  Good Book is one that a person makes for themselves.  It's a record of the good things that each of us have in our lives.  As members of the human species,( at least most of us are :), we tend to focus on the negative things in our lives--the mistake in our quilting, the comment from a co-worker, the cake that flopped, the garden full of weeds, and on and on.  I'm sure we all can come up with a lengthy list of these kinds of things.

In creating a Good Book, we focus on the positive things in our daily lives--the cookie fortune that is perfect, the flower that was exceptional, the smile from your partner in the morning, the dinner that was sooooo good, the scale telling you you're 5 pounds less than before, your child/grandchild telling you how much he loves you, etc.  In creating a Good Book, you put these kinds of things --pix, cards, notes, and thoughts--in a journal that you keep at your bedside or purse or somewhere you'll see it daily.  Everyday, you think of the positive things that occurred and make a note of that in the Good Book.  

On those days when you feel like life is nothing but crap, the whole world is crazy, nothing you do ever turns out right, and "No one loves me!", you can go through your Good Book and realize that there are many, many good things in your life.

I will begin my Good Book today and make more effort to focus on the positive. 


  1. Fantastic idea. I love journalling and have a "discovery journal" in which there are only things that make me the idea of the "Good Book". I can feel one in the making.

  2. Nice idea .. it's always better to focus on the good.

  3. Thus us a terrific idea. I'm very guilty of focusing on what went wrong and not went right in a day ...I think I may have to give this idea some more thought !

    Thanks for sharing Barb (and to your daughter for the original inspiration)