The purpose of this assign­ment is to help you be aware of the world around you and the world within you in an appre­cia­tive way. Please choose a 24 hour period in which to focus your atten­tion in the following manner:

  1. Go about your regular daily activ­i­ties and direct part of your external aware­ness towards what you expe­ri­ence as working well, no matter how small, as you go through your 24 hours from moment to moment; what gives you life, a sense of vitality and energy in various situ­a­tions as you live your “regular” life in this 24 hour period. At the same time keep track of your inner dialogue, thoughts, feel­ings, fantasies, daydreams, etc. In that internal envi­ron­ment note the things that give life and energy to you no matter how small or seem­ingly insignif­i­cant.
  2. Keep a brief written log or diary that notes as many of these situ­a­tions as possible and how you “felt the expe­ri­ence.” You’ll want to keep a notepad around with you for this.
  3. At the end of your 24 hours, read your log, reflect on your expe­ri­ence and write out, draw, or some way creatively express for your­self what emerged for you during these 24 hours of appre­cia­tively directed expe­ri­encing and what you learned from your expe­ri­en­tial log.
  4. Bring your log and your written reflec­tions to our meeting.