It doesn't take much for someone to make our day more miserable. This makes it more challenging for us to take control and strive to make the best of our day and ultimately feel good doing it. Here's a short list of ways I try to do just that
skip the first section of the newspaper that's where the gloom is
watch reality TV only to be entertained by the degree some people will go to for fame
enjoy a morning coffee if I don't, no one will enjoy me
tackle a crossword and complete it using every possible resource including my emergency calls'
try a cryptic crossword but it's really only fun if I'm with Sue and Sandra
hunt for, pick up and give away lucky pennies found on the ground except it gets embarrassing when strangers don't want to take it from you
talk to strangers in the aisles of the grocery store, at the bank, in the line-up anywhere I happen to be wandering
play a sport any sport there's nothing like exercise exertion just don't ask me to do a somersault I have only ever done one and I thought I was going to suffocate as my head got lost in the jelly of my belly
work in the garden especially pruning get outa my way when I have the pruning shears or a saw in my hands especially if I am PMS
people watch you can never be bored when there are people around to watch, study and learn about
spend time outside the days of royal blue skies, sunshine and a trail of cumulous clouds are my favourites
cuddling, smelling and nuzzling a baby no more has to be said about this one
watch one of my children or even someone else's child engaged in their passion whether it be sport, an artistic endeavour or just doing what they do best
giving people the shakedown really trying to get to know them by asking them about themselves I believe if we are willing to open up, take the time to get to know each other and reach the common denominator that draws us closer together, then the 6 degrees of separation theory' is true
walking out of a dollar store with 12 desperately needed items and not having spent $15
speaking to an audience having the opportunity to share my gift' with them and knowing that I am in a very small way making their day'
sharing a laugh with someone anyone could be a stranger on the phone, a neighbour, the check-out person now that's a great feeling!
spending time with people I love a lot you know who you are you interest me, you make me better and you make me laugh stealing from the Accidental Tourist script I like the way I am when I'm with you!
ahh! I feel better already!!
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