Writer Siobhan O’Connor and her friend Anna made up a game called Five Nice Things. At dinner, they simply turns naming things that are nice. “It can be a thing that makes you happy, a compliment for the other person, a win at work, ‘This broccoli is tasty,’ whatever,” writes Siobhan. “It’s a bit sappy, but it’s not the sappiest, and the rules were: Don’t overthink it, and be specific.” As she explains, “it’s just a less-corny name for a gratitude exercise.”
What are your five things? I’ll leave mine in the comments, too. xo
P.S. More dinner games, and how to stay cheerful this winter.
(Photo by Melanie Defazio/Stocksy. Five Things via Kottke.)