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Happiness Experiment - Day 20 (of 21)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

GRATITUDES

1. I am thankful that I remembered that my daughter's tae kwon do sensei owns a barbershop! My 5 yr old has been begging me to take him to get his haircut because he wants to "look like a rock star" for Kindergarten. Well, we took him in today and Jeff did an amazing job and gave him the cutest little fauxhawk. He LOVES it!!!!

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AFTER:





Near the end of the day, the kid had put so much gel in it, it ended up being a mohawk (or as I like to call it, "dinosaur hair"). Haha. Still cute!



2. As this week comes to a close, I'm thankful for the excellent week I had with the kids. There were difficult times, to be sure, but getting to be with them full-time this week was really a blessing. They are such neat little people and I love getting to see their personalities and see how each of them is developing and growing.



3. Switching gears a bit...I'm thankful that I live in a place (Bloomington) where I am able to think deeply, question intelligently and study thoroughly so many different beliefs, traditions and ideologies. I feel like my brain is a sponge lately, as I try to find my place in this world and I'm glad I'm in a town where I can search alongside other seekers.



JOURNAL

My one positive from today...among so many...I totally rode the kiddie train at the mall. I'm not gonna lie...

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EXERCISE

Not much today. Too busy carting kids around.

MEDITATE

Day 6 of the Oprah Winfrey/Deepak Chopra 21-Day Meditation Challenge.

https://chopracentermedi tation.com/home/index

Today's centering thought:

"I cherish the beauty in myself and others."

"There is a beautiful saying in India’s ancient Vedic tradition: 'If you want to recreate the world, look at it with fresh eyes.'

Today, have the intention to see one thing as if for the first time. Look without the camouflage of your memories. Sometimes the hardest thing is to truly see someone we have known for a long time, such as our partner, child, or friend. We assume we know who they are, and so we stop seeing.

It is also important to look at yourself as though doing so for the first time. We may assume that we know ourselves, but as we are discovering, who we are is much more than our limited ego-mind can envision. Through the eyes of your true self, take a few moments to consider how truly magnificent you really are." ~Deepak Chopra

RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS

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PATTISTAMPS 8/12/2013 11:46AM

    I love the thoughts you share and the different directions they go depending on what you are feeling. I also really loved the "eat, pray, love" photo! Haven't seen that before, but want to post it in front of my face!!

Have a GREAT day!!!

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JUNEAU2010 8/11/2013 1:46PM

    Love the cute dinosaur hair!

What a beautiful blog this was. Looking at the world with new eyes really resonates with me!

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PATRICE_E 8/11/2013 10:59AM

    Love the pic of all three kids with their fancy hair! :) Cuties!!
I wonder how many steps you take each day keeping up with them and running them around? Pedometers are really inexpensive, and if you wear one, you might find you're doing WAY more exercise than you thought!

Is tomorrow really your last day of doing these? I'll miss reading your daily positive posts, Leah.

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REGILIEH 8/11/2013 9:43AM

    I think this was my favorite on this series of your blogs. Your children are just adorable!

I loved the looking at things new without memories, hard to do but very interesting to try.

You are a blessing!

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FERRETLOVER1 8/11/2013 8:06AM

    Every time I see the kiddie train at the mall where we walk every Sunday morning, I wish it was running at that hour so I could ride it too!

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WISLNDR 8/11/2013 6:49AM

    Reading your blog makes me happy; your happiness is contagious!!

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KENWANNE2013 8/11/2013 4:34AM

    What a great blog. I loved "If you want to recreate the world, look at it with fresh eyes."

Your boy is really cute!

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/11/2013 3:52AM

    Your son looks so cute with the new 'do!

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AMBER281 8/11/2013 1:54AM

    You are doing amazing!

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