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Rose, Rose, Thorn, Bud

If you have ever heard of The Book of Awesome, you are aware of its Author Neil Pasricha. This book in particular showcases 1000 things to be happy for… things such as popping bubble wrap, or being the first table to be called up to the dinner buffet at a wedding, or when you’re really tired and about to fall asleep and someone throws a blanket on you. It is a book of small things to be thankful for, that we sometimes often forget.

A few weeks ago, I was listening to a podcast and Neil Pasricha was on it as a guest. He said something that really resonated with me and I had to share it.

It is an activity called ROSE, ROSE, BUD, THORN.

This is a game you can play one on one with your husband, wife, kids or friends or as a whole group or family.

Now I am not sure if he is the one that created it, or where it came from exactly, but I really like what it stands for, and it is an amazing conversation starter with your family.

Once I discovered this, I opted to play rose, rose, bud, thorn with my daughter (who is almost 6) every night before bed. And I try it with my son (who is almost 3) too although he is a bit young to understand. I ask him what was good about his day, and although he has a wide vocabulary he just says “what?” its really cute actually and makes me smile - so it is a perfect answer.

So, this is how it goes…