May 27, 2013
Think Happy Thoughts
Last year I went to Time Out for Women and saw Hilary Weeks. She gave a talk about positive thoughts and how using a clicker (counter) to keep track of every positive thought leads you to be happier and more productive and all that good stuff. She has also made a website billionclicks.org where people all over are logging in their clicks to see if we can reach one billion happy thoughts. It is a great website with positive blogs, quotes and stories, etc. And you can buy clickers!
My sister bought me a clicker at Time Out for Women but I haven't really done anything with it. I have visited the website often but haven't "clicked'. I finally decided that I am going to join in and start clicking! and I decided to include my family also. I bought clickers for everyone. I thought it will be a great way to start off our summer. Last night I showed the video of Hilary Weeks http://www.billionclicks.org/page/videos to my family and we laughed. (you should watch it because it is funny--and a bit inspiring). Then I passed out the clickers. Everyone seemed enthusiastic about it. We talked a bit about how to be more positive in our home and have less arguing, etc.
Then after a little bit my 6 year-old pipes in "What does 'positive' mean?"
so I guess the first lesson in teaching a lesson, is make sure your students know what the key word means! lol
I will (or might) keep you posted on how our "clicking" is going and if our home is becoming a happier more positive place.