In order to combat the staggering out-of-dateness of my blog, I shall be writing two happiness tasks per blog. My present day task along side the next task I should be writing about. Eventually I’ll be up-to-date 🙂
Redo Day 93 – “If one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.” ~ Jane Austin
There are certain things in life that you really kindof want to get right the first time round… like your first quick draw gunfight… or wing suit sky diving through a cave hole in a mountain.
Other things you can try, try again… like happiness tasks. So I took advantage of the fact that singing in the car or chewing my food slowly does not require a wing suit and in between my regular day tasks I redid some of my favourite happiness tasks.
Sometimes happiness comes in little doses. And sometimes that’s all you need to try, try again.
Blackout Day 110 – “Happiness did exist before the internet…” ~ unknown
Christmas Day happened on the 26th this year in my world and it happened at my brother’s house. I brought the wine. I did not have to prep food, cook food, serve food or clean up food. I did not even open the wine. The catch? Surrender all electronic communication devices for the day and interact face to face with actual people.
Proving once again the ironic nature of the universe, my daughter and I received 3 text messages as we walked up the driveway toward the blackout zone. Fastest texting in the West before the front door could be opened and we willingly tossed our mobiles into the black hole basket (ok loving placed with great care on a velvet cushion).
After the initial gift opening frenzy and snacking subsided, we were stuck with each other. We played Rumoli, the boys played with toy trains, the girls played hide and seek with the little ones, and instead of texting, I walked downstairs to ask the children to help set the table.
What a great gift we gave each other this year 🙂
So…it has come to this !
If you don’t find happiness the first time, you try again. Do you eventually find it, or do you settle and convince yourself that you really are happy?
Rating: Redo Day (8 out of 10)
- Itchy feet – 4 out of 5
- Twitch – yes and yes and yes
- Happy hour – 4 out of 5
Rating: Blackout Day (7 out of 10)
- Itchy feet – 3 out of 5 (Can’t say I was totally excited about this)
- Twitch – even in the dark
- Happy hour – 5 out of 5 (Survived way better than I’d imagined)
What the heck does all that mean, you ask? Read Itchy Feet Explained.
Tomorrow: Buck the Trend & Do It Anyway. Use the calendar to view my happiness tasks for each day along with a brief description of the task and why I chose it.