#startandendhappy : mindful happiness

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Some of you may have seen Elizabeth Gilbert's Facebook post last week, pointing to Sarah Trimmer's Ted Talk. I'm a fan of any/all exercises that encourage hitting the pause button on life & remembering the good. Over the years, I've relied on gratitude/happiness texts & emails with my friends when times are tough. It occurred to me while listening to Sarah's Ted Talk that I tend to get a little lazy with that practice when times are terrific. I feel grateful, but I'm not incredibly mindful about it. I have a LOT of happiness in my life, but I don't always pause to celebrate that. Make sense? So…I love the list the Sarah describes in her talk. Wanna play along? Share in the comments!

1) TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR…

Flannel sheets. The right to vote. Texting. Coffee. My lunch (made by Dan…thanks babe!).

2) TODAY I HELPED SOMEONE BY…

Being encouraging. Practicing generous listening. 

3) SOMETHING THAT MADE ME HAPPY TODAY WAS…

Laughing with co-workers. Remembering Dan laughing (hysterically) about a squirrel story. The fact that it's cleaning day, and I'll go home to a sparkling house tonight (HSJ – you rock!). 

4) TODAY I LEARNED….

About 2 story podcasts that the Littles might like. 

5) TOMORRROW I WILL…

Practice mindful happiness.

1 thought on “#startandendhappy : mindful happiness

  1. Today I am grateful for my family’s health – traveling again next week I’m knocking wood.
    Today I helped someone by pointing out all of the good stuff coming up this weekend. Just gotta get through today.
    Something that made me happy today was….listening to Elise Gets Crafty.
    Today I learned…I like going to bed with the curtains closed and waking with them open. Have to remember to slide them open if I wake in the night. What am I sayind? WHEN I wake in the night.
    Tomorrow I will…try to take a walk and get some crafty time in.

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