A happy diary is a daily log of something that gave me pleasure that day.
Doing this has been shown to increase mindfulness of what you are grateful for and to simply increase your daily happiness. Doing this daily for a month can literally change it’s structure. Journaling about the below moment of happiness earlier in the day lets me relive it again. This act also makes my brain better at recognizing moments of happiness when they come around the first time, as well!
Today I’m thankful to have access to probably at least 30 miles of very hilly trails, right here in town.
The people of Rapid City are so fortunate that these are so easily accessible.