“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.” – Rainbow Rowell
I stumbled across this quote about 6 months ago and loved it immediately.
That day I created a gmail folder called ‘Pile of good things” and every time I get an uplifting message, happy story or compliment from someone I file it away in this folder.
It’s only been 6 months, and there’s over 100 good things in here so far! It’s amazing how quickly this pile grows, and how quickly I forget some of the things inside.
Now that I have this growing pile… Whenever I’m feeling stalled or frustrated with my progress in life, I pop open this folder and start browsing through the pile of good things in my life. I’m always delighted by what I find.
It reminds me that no matter how slow my progress may seem, I’m living a “full life” already. My pile of good things is always bigger than I remember, and it’s continuing to grow.
Do you keep a pile of good things? What have you added to it recently?