After seeing what a steady diet of negative thinking has done to people, I’ve made a conscious effort to be more positive. There are really two ways to look for happiness. One is to step back and look at the big picture where you can be grateful for your family, friends, health, job, house, and indoor plumbing. The other way is to look at the things that make you happy in small, everyday ways. Right here, without leaving my seat, I can look around me and say these things make me happy:
My laptopNow that I’ve primed the pump, it’s your turn. Delurk today with a happy thing like Sharpie pens, lip gloss, school glue, funny coffee mugs, Harry Potter, kids’ artwork, Facebook, snowglobes...
I don’t know how I lived without one for so long, and I love love love my Macbook!
I saw this Zendala video, and now I’ve been making them in little bits of downtime.
I don’t take amazing photos, but I do take good pictures and love doing so.
I always buy at least one a year after the sales. Right now I’m enjoying the Marigold Fairy, which reminds me of my niece.
My fifth grader and I watch it together and analyze the singing. It’s part fun, part vocal class.