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A New Year

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

My birthday is six days a way. I kind of look like it as more of a new year's day...a fresh year. I love spring...the green, the flowers blooming, planting, and summer coming. I just planted parley on the porch with my son tonight. I started reading a book called "The Happiness Project" a couple of weeks ago. I like the idea of it, but I need to create my own. It's basically about a woman who decides to dedicate a year focusing on being happy. This month the one idea that I am trying to take from the book is to acknowledge people's feelings (my kids, my girlfriends, my patients, etc). I'm doing OK- I must say that when my son fell off the bleachers and began wailing initially I did great, but when he liked the dramatic effect he got and continued to wail even louder I got a little frustrated. Then, I gave him a hug and discovered that he pooped himself! I spent a good 20 min shoved in a porta potty trying to clean him up with hand sanitizer while I missed my other son's game! So the project continues...I have my moments. I think I want to fix everything that's why I can't acknowledge feelings, and sometimes their feelings frustrate me! So my new year's resolution is to do more things that make me happy and take time each week for myself. What makes me happy? spending time at home with family, being outside, sitting on my porch, nature and hiking, scrapbooking, crafts, camping, and camp fires! so many things!
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    i'm all for happiness. personally no matter whats going on...happiness comes from thoughts. i have also learned to find the humor in all things...especially the tough ones. they end up being the funniest.. and i just know, its the universe's way of joking around and saying..chill..and i'm beginning to get the jokes..haha. life is too short for thinking otherwise. BIG emoticon emoticon
    2543 days ago
    The more time you take to do things that make YOU happy (acknowledge your feelings), the easier it will be to acknowledge other peoples feelings. Be patient with yourself and take it little by little, it does get easier. emoticon
    2548 days ago
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