Happy Monday

A few weeks ago The Inspired Writer, who’s quite inspiring to read herself, pointed me to a blog she follows: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

I’m quite happy with my life, but I’m finding Gretchen’s posts interesting and, as you might suspect, postive reinforcement for what I already know.

Her recent post on perceptions and watching characterizations had me thinking in a new light just today:

Not-so-Happy: Blech, it’s another Monday.

Happy: I’m at work, which means I’m employed! Which means I can (almost) afford the Disney vacation I just booked for all of us!

Not-So-Happy: Where did that 50+ degree weather go from Friday? It’s only 20 degrees…again.

Happy: The cold air is invigorating (in a numbing kind of way). I feel alive!

Not-So-Happy: That Nintendo DS has turned my 7-year-old son into a Super Mario zombie.

Happy: He’s quiet! The boy has finally stopped talking! (Note that at his parent-teacher conference this fall the one comment his teacher had was: “T-Rex doesn’t stop talknig from the moment he arrives until he leaves for the day.”) His thumb-eye-thumb coordination is getting so much better!

Anyway, you get the idea. If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, inspiration and/or some good tips for living, check it out. Bonus for parents: her one-minute movie “The Years Are Short” is wonderful and sob-worthy. In a good, happy way, of course.


2 thoughts on “Happy Monday

  1. T says:

    Of course you know… I love this post and I will be checking her out!!!

    You sound happy! Even when not-so-happy!


    Love ya girl!!

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