“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around”. ~E.L. Konigsburg
One of the greatest sources of happiness in my life occurs in the bathroom every night. I’ve included it as part of my snappily titled list:
These are a few of my favourite things: (you totally sang that in your head, didn’t you?!)
- curtains around my bed (with blue satin sashes)
- keeping cotton balls in a fancy container instead of the bag they arrived in
- candy – gummies, yogurt covered raisins, coconut covered tea cakes, schnitzel
- the smell of lilacs and almonds and Whinney the Pooh (not necessarily together)
- a solid thunk of a car door closing on a good quality vehicle (or sleigh)
- the small wooden step stool in my closet
- flowers on my nightstand (with or without raindrops)
- a warm cloth placed over my face until the heat dissipates
- fresh paper, a shiny pen, and a stamp box
- old letters and memorabilia (tied up with string)
- dimmer switches (but not doorbells)
- steam from the spout of a cozy teapot (or a copper kettle)
- knowing the toilet paper roll is hanging the right way round
- dragging my fingers through a moonbeam on the lake (sans woolen mittens)
Did you figure out which thing brings me such joy in the bathroom that I actually daydream of it hours ahead of time? You can eliminate the step stool, the curtains, and the flowers because I gave away their location. Everything else is fair game for the guessing.
(Here’s a link to the lyrics that you can’t remember so you can focus on the rest of this blog.)
Today’s task was to create a comfort station. Renting a house that is for sale means an impending move so it’s hard to feel a sense of ‘home’. A friend suggested that creating a corner somewhere for all my favourite things to flap around would make a great happiness task and possibly cure the ‘nowhere to hang my hat’ blues. “Outstanding idea,” I thought. It was either that or become a nanny to 7 unruly children and as I can’t sing, I went with the comfort station.
So…it has come to this !
It is impossible to have a thought that has not already been thought by someone else.
Check out Toilets of the World.
I still like my title better and the idea of traveling the world gives me an unflappable sense of excitement. Plus my book will have the psychology behind choosing a bathroom stall…
Take the bathroom stall personality quiz.
Rating: Comfort Station day (7 out of 10)
- Itchy feet – 3 out of 5 (I knew this would involve a fair bit of tidying time that I was not anticipating happily)
- Twitch – you betcha
- Happy hour – 4 out of 5 (results were worth the effort)
What the heck does all that mean, you ask? Read Itchy Feet Explained.
Tomorrow: Lucky #3. Use the calendar to view my happiness tasks for each day along with a brief description of the task and why I chose it.
- Beauty Secrets from the Bathroom Stall : The Toilet Cover Trick! (bellasugar.com)