The Three Good Things Mindfulness Exercise

Posted on July 30th, 2012

  1. Throughout each day this week, be on the lookout for good things that you can be grateful for.

  2. Before going to bed, write down three good things. These can be part of your every-day life, but do your best to record three new/different things for each day of this week.

  3. In the second column include your thoughts around why this good thing happened. Take some time to think about what role you played in each “Good Thing”. In the third column identify at least one of your strengths that allowed this to happen.

Column 1 - What am I grateful for today?

I received an email from a friend I have not seen in a long time.

Column 2 - Why did this good thing happen?

I have been a good friend to her in the past and I stayed open to reconnecting with her even if it’s been a while.

Column 3 - My related strength(s)

Fairness, open-mindedness, capacity to love and be loved.

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