3 Good Things 6

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day!

I love this quote! Not every day is perfect. The kids may be challenging, you may be short on patience, the laundry needs to be sorted, folded and put away and you haven’t even managed to have a HOT cup of tea! However, there is something good in every day. The fact that the laundry got dried and in the house is an accomplishment. Did you get the kids to school dressed, fed and without tears (from you)? That is an achievement! You may not have found the cure for cancer, baked the most gorgeous cake in the land or effortlessly sailed through your day but you survived with your sanity intact! Win!


I began collecting 3 good things daily in January. The start of every year can be a bit bleak and I was looking for a way to bring more positivity into my days. My Dad shared an article with me which introduced the idea of 3 good things. Its message was simple: at the end of each day find 3 good things and write them down; reflect on your day and celebrate the good in it. I began on 18 January, 2014 finding 3 good things in each day and then sharing them through my social media channels using the hashtag #3goodthings. I have kept it up every day since then. It has transformed my attitude and allowed me to appreciate what we have. And really, we have an awful lot to be thankful for.

Why not try it for yourself? Take one week and at the end of each day, when the kids are in bed and you’re just chilling out, think about your day. Again, the entire day may not have been a smashing success but there were definitely at least 3 good things that happened. I believe you will find that after a few days of doing this, the task becomes easier and you feel more positive and mindful. The original challenge asked you to find 3 good things every day for 1 month. I find that I can’t stop now. 1 month has been and gone and I still appreciate finding the good. It’s important to me now and I feel much better for it.

Will you join me? Follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and use the hashtag #3goodthings and I wil support you in your efforts as well! Your first good thing for today can be taking up this challenge!

Embrace Happy!


About Karin

Karin Joyce is a 40-something wife & mother who is helping to spread happiness one smile at a time. Karin is also a blogger and social media addict whom you may also know as Cafe Bebe. American by birth, UK permanent resident by marriage, Karin loves The Mentalist (specifically Simon Baker), her smartphone and lie-ins on Saturday mornings.

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