Take a minute twice a day to focus on what is going on around you
Take a minute when... on your way to class to look at the beautiful grass, the beautiful trees, the beautiful snow.
Take a minute in the evening to reflect and think about the day you had, and to write down the things for which you are grateful.
Today over lunch, just by a little bit slower than you do normally and taste, experience the taste. Because
it is a privilege to have the food that we have.
It is a privilege to have the friends that we have. the family that we have.
And we shouldn't take that privilege for granted.
Because what we don't appreciate unfortunately depreciates.
We don't need to wait for a threat, for a tragedy, for us to appreciate what's all around us and within us.
What reminds me constantly, my surrounding, the reminder that I have always in front of my eyes,
is a picture of my family and particularly, of my grandmother in the middle.
And here's my grandfather who saw her coming in stooped, ill and took her into his arms. I have this picture in my office.
Looked at it all the time to remind me.
I would have told you the story now which comes at the end of the lecture.
But I know when I tell the story, it drains me so much. I don't think I would be able to go on.
So I told you at the end of the lecture last time.
But this is my reminder.
This is what primes me, creating a positive environment — primes me and reminds me to be a benefit finder.