- Get out a clean sheet of paper. And a pen. Or pencil. Or crayon.
- Write down five things you're thankful for this year. But wait! It's a trick question. You can only mention things that wouldn't have been on your list last year.
- If it takes more than two minutes to do this exercise, be thankful I don't expect you to devote that much time to it. I just wanted to get your brain working in a different direction.
But the theory certainly does sound lovely ...