Every evening when I pick up my kids from school, I ask them “what are two nice things you did for people today?” When I first started asking them it was difficult to answer because they were searching for anything to talk about. However, after a few weeks, they started thinking about it earlier in the day so as they did nice things, they checked them off their mental list. So much so that if I don’t ask them right away, they’ll say, “You didn’t ask us what nice things we did for people today!”
However, they soon started asking ME what nice things I did that day. I realized that some days, I had trouble coming up with ONE. This whole process not only helped them become aware of being a good person, but me as well. It’s a great family exercise that I look forward to discussing at the end of every day.