Day 2 of the Blog a Day in May Challenge.
Something that I’m really good at.
pretty good dancer (swing dancing, if I had a good leading partner!) But I’m not a super star at any of those things. What am I really good at? I think I’m best at being a mom, but that’s not something I can teach. At least not completely in one post! After some thought, and
reflecting on my condensed life story post from yesterday, I’ve decided what I’m really best at is: (oh the suspense…)
depression sometimes, mainly when my hormones are shifting, but I can recognize it coming on and change my way of thinking so it doesn’t take me into despair. It makes me work harder for the good times and I then appreciate them so much more.
So, this is my recipe for happiness:
How to Be Happy:
Slow Down and Breathe!
accomplished. The beauty you see around you now. The things you can do now, that you take for granted. Put Success into perspective and
Remember What is Truly Important:
have become comfortable not needing to put on a show and prove my success to anyone.
have nicer furniture. Those are just material things. Relationships with my family, following my own passions in art and writing, raising my kids to love, respect, care about our world and others, and find true happiness is what matters most to me.
Let It Go
Notice the small pleasures
to the music of birds and crickets. Feel the warm sand or grass under your toes. Savor the sunset and quiet while you drive home in traffic. Appreciate that you walk pain free when you have to stand in a long line at the store. Listen to the great composers and give art that you pass a moment of appreciation. Little by little you will fill yourself up with good thoughts, great tiny moments to look forward to each day, and train yourself to recognize more and more wonders around you.
Do Nice Things
Say hello to people you pass.
Don’t compare your life to others.