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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.



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    I've been away on a family reunion, so I just caught up with the last 5 days! You are doing a great job, and I am really feeling inspired! On Saturday, I am going to begin this for myself! I am so happy that you and Mr T. have been blessed to find each other again. Sometimes the time apart prepares us for the time together. I am certain that you appreciate him more now than you would have before you married your former husband. I'm not totally sure there is only one soul mate for each of us, but there are a whole lot of faux mates! Your happiness makes me smile!
    1764 days ago
    Sorry your kids aren't feeling so great. I hope you got to meditate after the bedtimes. Tomorrow will be better.
    1764 days ago
  • AMBER281
    Love it!
    1765 days ago
    Love that quote.

    Have you heard the story about total commitment? A pig and a chicken were talking about the farmer that owned them. They talked about how constant the farmer was. They were always fed and watered on time. The pig pen and the chicken coop were cleaned out regularly. Many animals did not have it this good. The pig and chicken agreed they needed to do something to show the farmer how much they appreciated him.

    "I know," said the chicken, "Let's give him a ham and egg breakfast!"

    The pig thought this over. "That's all well and good for you. You would be making a significant contribution. However, I would be TOTALLY COMMITTED!"

    ....from a sermon I heard years ago.

    1765 days ago
    Hope your little feels better soon! Stay positive emoticon
    1765 days ago
    Keep looking for all the good things, it will balance out the challenges!!

    1765 days ago
    So sorry about the kiddo's. Tomorrow will be better! emoticon
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  • KIPPER15
    Hope the kids get better before there are 3 puking kids. emoticon
    1765 days ago
  • DALID414
    I wondered what happen over the weekend lol
    I started my 21 days yesterday, I'm writing everything in a note pad (old school) and blogging about it the day afterwards (for my sanity).
    1765 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I can relate to the financial pain and the puking (cats for me, not children)...
    1765 days ago
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