Happiness Experiment: Day 7 (of 21)
Monday, July 22, 2013
Well, obviously, I missed a couple days. I was confused as to how to continue...is this Day 7 or Day 9? I decided to just keep going b/c the re-training of the brain takes 21 days and I didn't set too much time aside Saturday and Sunday for this. So, like any hiccup in routine, I'm not giving up...just continuing on.
1. I'm thankful that my kids came home from vacation three days early. I was really starting to miss them (they had been away for 12 days already). They surprised me by getting home Sunday instead of Wednesday. Things have been busy since they returned, but I love seeing them after all that time! They had a wonderful trip and we had a great first night back together.
2. I'm thankful for many church options in my town. I am currently searching for a new one and I feel awkward about the whole thing. I attended my first choice with Mr. T on Sunday. I leaned toward skipping it but T gently encouraged me to get up and go. It was better than I expected it to be. I still feel uneasy in general, but I would like to try it again. So that's a good thing.
3. I am thankful for the rain. It's such a beautiful sound b/c I sleep with my windows open. When I wake up in the middle of the night, it brings me deep peace.
This day has been rather awful. It began with a kid throwing up in my car and ended with the plasma donation center banning me because I have an irregular heartbeat (which my doctor has documented as "totally normal"). This is a big hit for me financially. And, when it happened, I was quite upset and a little bit frantic. But you know...I just have to believe that things will work out. And that this 21-day re-programming of my brain is MADE for days like this. So, I will force myself to think of the positive. I did have a REALLY great weekend. My family came down on Saturday, met Mr. T., learned about my new business, and we all went out to lunch. It was a great time together and a perfect morning/afternoon.
Sorry...the puking kid count is now up to 2. There's just no time for this right now. :(
I have a lot of meditation that needs to take place after all that's happened today. I look forward to my kids' bedtime so I can have some time to myself to think.
RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS