two solid minutes

      When things aren’t going your way and you’re feeling a little grumpy and sorry for yourself, it’s a good time take a gratitude break. Spend just two solid minutes saying as many thank-yous as you can think of, and see what happens to poor-me.   

“The great painter [Rossetti] boasted that he mixed all his colors with brains, and the great saint [St. Francis] may be said to mix all his thoughts with thanks.” G. K. Chesterton

“The Lord illumines my darkness.” 2 Samuel 22:29