At the beginning of last month I started a new routine with our daughter so that she would end each day by writing down the things that had made her happy. This is to help her focus on the good things in life rather than dwell on the negative points. Each night she has written her thoughts down on a post it note and put them in a box. This weekend we have read all the notes and have made them into a laminated collage. I think she was shocked that she managed to cover 2 sides of A4 with all her happy thoughts. People with ASD often focus on the negatives in life and forget about all the good things.
We are going to do this each month to get our daughter into the habit of realising that there is so much going on in her world to be happy about.