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Happiness Experiment: Day 9 (of 21)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sorry I missed yesterday! Keep on keepin' on!

GRATITUDES

1. I'm thankful for a great face to face meeting with all the project managers in our organization. I actually organized the venue and food for this 3-day meeting and I was nervous about everything going smoothly. Had a few hiccups with the venue yesterday in the morning, but then we were alright. The agenda has flowed very well and we have stayed on time for the most part. Great professional discussion, as well as relationship building and networking. This has been a WONDERFUL Summer Face to Face!

2. I'm thankful for free food for the past two days. It sounds silly, but I did mention I am really broke right now. It's nice to go to work and get free breakfast and lunch (and free dinner on Tuesday). And the food is pretty darn amazing too! I have really saved a bundle this week not having to buy my lunches or snacks. I can't guarantee that it's all been perfectly healthy or on my nutrition plan, though. Haha.

3. I am thankful for two very good evenings with my kids. No yelling. Very little fighting and both nights filled with fun. We went bowling last night (I don't know why I didn't know that kids bowl free ALL summer - up to two games per day - at the Indiana Memorial Union!) and it was great.



Tonight, took the kids to the park until 7:30pm to burn some energy. Got home, made dinner, baths and bed. Easy peasy! We all slept wonderfully last night again. It's SO nice to have cooler weather for sleeping!!!!



JOURNAL

I know my positive already. There is a new project manager and I'll call him Mr. J. Today, I was working with him on some mailing list issues and he said to one of our colleagues, "I always tell everyone, if you want to deal with someone who is an absolute delight, you need to contact Leah Drichel." Oh my gosh. I was not expecting such a high compliment from him...especially when I just met him!!! I was very touched! It was just an offhand comment, but it meant so much to me. I really do work hard to make sure the service to the project managers is quick, efficient and that there is warmth behind all our interactions. Sometimes it is just good to know that I'm not just spinning my wheels, you know?

EXERCISE

Nothing today. Boo.

MEDITATE

Great time this afternoon as I was shopping for groceries and at the park as I watched my kids play.

RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS

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PATTISTAMPS 7/27/2013 11:42AM

    WOW! That is so great! I think you would be wonderful to work with, because your Spark persona is just kind, giving and supportive. Hope the rest of the meeting was fabulous!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 7/26/2013 11:53AM

    Sounds like you had a great day.

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/26/2013 10:08AM

    Aw what a lovely thing to say.

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WISLNDR 7/26/2013 8:23AM

    Nice job!! emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/26/2013 5:52AM

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LINDAK25 7/25/2013 11:44PM

    Just reading this made me smile. I think your happiness experiment is rubbing off on me! Now if I could conquer my depression. I'm working at staying positive.

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PATRICE_E 7/25/2013 11:11PM

    I'm LOVING reading your blog posts as we go through this three week practice, Leah. I'm on page nine of the word doc journal, and like you, have missed a day. It feels great to hop right back on, though. I'm having a tough time keeping the gratitudes to just three!

Sending big hugs to you!

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COCK-ROBIN 7/25/2013 10:24PM

    I'm so happy for you!

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TRIXIETEXAS 7/25/2013 9:43PM

    Glad your meetings went so well!

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JUNEAU2010 7/25/2013 9:14PM

    I know what you mean about the food. There is occasionally free food (leftovers from meetings). Even if it's not food I would choose, I'll bring it home to stretch the budget.
Glad you got a break this week!

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