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Happiness

21 Nov
How Much for Happy

Image via Wikipedia

Happiness exists.   You may be in the process of struggling, but there can still be happiness.  

The other day my favorite cat was hit by a car and died.  I was pretty sad, but at the same time I was happy she had been in my life for quite a long while.

When I am lying in bed all warm and snug I usually feel pretty happy, maybe I feel the struggle to get up will diminish the happiness I feel.

However, if I go outside I can enjoy some new fresh air, if I eat some food I can enjoy a nice flavor and satisfaction of nourishment.

So really, by not getting out of bed I am missing out!

So let’s think about

  • getting our own thoughts out of the way in the morning
  • getting up and enjoying the taste of the toothpaste and breakfast
  • getting some fresh air

All of this reminds me of a bumper sticker that I once saw that read:

Misery is optional!

 

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Be Thankful

20 Oct
Mickey Doodle the cat

Mickey Doodle - my cat (posterized!)

When you wake up, or somewhere within your morning, it is a great idea to think of something you are thankful for and say it out loud to yourself.

A friend suggested this, and that I add it to my daily template, so first I tried it out.

  • Yesterday I was thankful that I had the use of my legs.

Simple enough, but I am especially thankful because I was in a gnarly bike accident last weekend and managed to not break anything.  I repeated this out loud to myself several times throughout the day and it had an uplifting and grounding effect each time.  So I am officially recommending this practice and am going to go back and add it into my daily template post.

  • Today I am thankful for my cat Mickey Doodle (aka “Dude!”) shown above in the photo.
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