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Happiness Experiment - Day 16 (of 21)

Tuesday, August 06, 2013


Truth be told, this day could not have gone worse. So it's going to be a stretch for me to do this today.

1. I took all three kids to the eye doctor this morning. I was prepared for a purchase of three pairs of glasses and an astronomical bill. Come to find out every single one of them has an astigmatism and is nearsighted. However, the younger two are not severe enough yet to require glasses unless they have trouble focusing in school. So, ended up only having to get ONE kid new lenses (b/c she likes her old frames). Total cost for all exams and new glasses: $106. NOT BAD! Thankful for AMAZING vision insurance!

2. I'm thankful that my kids got teachers that they like. We went to check the lists this afternoon and they were very pleased.

3. I am thankful that my kids start school tomorrow. That is the honest truth. Ugh.


Positive from today? Ummm...oh. Got $25 in free groceries from Kroger b/c I transferred a prescription over from KMart. Needed that reallllly that is a plus!


Nope. Not today. :(


Day 2 of the Oprah Winfrey/Deepak Chopra 21-Day Meditation Challenge.


Today's centering thought: I am a radiant spiritual being.

Ha. Wow. I felt LESS than radiant all day today. In fact, quite the opposite. But it was interesting to hear that who I am as a person is not defined by what happens around me or even by my own turbulent emotions. I didn't do my meditation until 11pm tonight. I'll definitely be doing them early morning from here on out to start the day out right.


I don't think I was kind to one soul today. For shame. Oh well...tomorrow is brand new, right? *SIGH*


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REGILIEH 8/7/2013 9:25PM

    emoticon it was a not so good day! emoticon

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PATRICE_E 8/7/2013 1:53PM

    I'm with PATTISTAMPS, and would add a couple more:
You were kind to yourself by staying in integrity and fulfilling your commitment to writing Day 16's gratitudes and journal entry.
And you were kind to us by sharing your honest, insightful writing.
Bet you did a little happy dance with your kids when you all discovered that they'll be learning from good teachers.
Ah, perspective, eh?
Keep up the good, my friend!
"We ALL go through the valley of the shadow of death. The key is to not set up camp there." MMorrissey emoticon emoticon

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PATTISTAMPS 8/7/2013 1:23PM

    You are kind to everyone! Perhaps if you think of it as "Deliberate Acts of Kindness"... you were nice to the eye doctor and his/her staff, weren't you? Gave one of your kids a hug for no apparent reason? I think you probably accomplished your RAK.. you are just so used to doing it you didn't notice! Have a great day!

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MEH50BEWELL 8/7/2013 11:37AM

    Big YEA! in the eye doctor department. I can relate! I always loved the first day of school -- but never told my kids that LOL. Sorry that you didn't feel radiant today...we've all been there. Probably too many times and I agree with others we are our own worse critics.

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MYKIDSRSWEET 8/7/2013 10:37AM

    I love your happiness experiment!

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MRSTABER 8/7/2013 9:29AM

    You are doing a great job, I am sure! We are, however, our own worse critic!

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IMAGINE46 8/7/2013 7:54AM

  Keep your chin up. You are doing great!

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DALID414 8/7/2013 12:01AM

    We all have off days.

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SENIORSWIMMER 8/6/2013 11:59PM

    Sleep well my friend. First day of school is always a big one.

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