Father came to Jack's bed and sat down beside him.
“What kind of day did you have?”
“It was a bad day for me,” Jack answered. “I had a fight with Tom. The teacher sent a note home about me. And I take it back to mother.”
“Yes, part of the day was bad,” Mr. Brown said, “But tell me about the best thing today.”
Jack smiled. “After school I went fishing alone,” he said, “I didn't think I would have any pleasure. But I did. I cautght a fish!”
“I'm glad you had a good time.” Mr. Brown said, “Think about it until you go to sleep. Now I'm going to turn off the light. Happy dreams.”
Every night, Jack answers the same question. “What was the best thing that happened to you today?” Every night, Jack thinks about that best thing. Of course he has many happy dreams.
Sometimes he has to think hard to find the best thing. Sometimes it is a very small thing. But he always finds one good thing to think about. This is a good way Jack's father has taught to end his day.