Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat …52 List for Happiness [List #10]
[REPORST LIST 1-12]
It’s a quiet Sunday morning + and I’m sending my prayers and well wishes to all my friends in the Carolina’s dealing with hurricane Florence. I’m in Virginia and while we will have some rainfall it’s nowhere near what’s happening to the south of me … so again my prayers go out to everyone.
This week will be my first full week back to work + I do face it with some dread. I know I should be thankful that I have a stable job [and I am] but it doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy every bit of my time off. I know that I’m lucky to have these things in my life which brings me to list 10 in my 52 List Journal which asks … “List the Ways That You Feel Lucky”. Throughout my life + I don’t think I appreciated certain things until I got older. So in some ways, I am lucky but I also know that I’m blessed.
List #10: List The Ways That You feel Lucky
- I woke up today
- I have a nice place to live
- My daughter turned out [better than ok]
- Good friends
- A loving companion
- I have my faculties
- Big dreams
- I can work with my hands
- Won $500 on a lottery scratch ticket
TAKE ACTION: This week hide something special in a secret corner of your neighborhood: place a crystal along a popular path, hide five dollars under a park bench, or leave an encouraging note in a library book for someone to find. Your love will bring them that feeling of luck!
For this list, I’m really focusing on the “Take Action” portion. What better way to spread love and joy than leaving a note for someone to find. It’s so simple yet can be so impactful in someone’s life. Sometimes it’s what you need that day to move you through whatever your feeling. I take pleasure in small things + so seeing something like that from a complete stranger could take me from 0 to 60 + with just one sentence. Again I know I’m lucky to have the things that I have but I’m also blessed + because what may seem simple to me … so many other people don’t have.
Yes … I will address the elephant on the list [so to speak] … and I did win money from 4 scratch tickets. This happened so long ago but it was so impactful during that time. My daughter was starting 2nd grade and my money was tight. I needed to get a long list of school supplies + and the uniform was expensive + plus all the other things that come along with your kids starting school. One side of my brain said … “You don’t have $5 dollars for a scratch ticket” and the other side said … “What can it hurt”. I got those tickets home and the first one I won $100 + I was pretty much done with that + so when I scratched the next one and won $150 … I stood there dumbstruck because things like this never happened to me + the next ticket was $50 + the one after that was $200. The last ticket was nothing + but I didn’t care … that was all the luck I needed for the year + and it came at a time when I needed it most.
“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”
You can never underestimate the power of certain forces at work behind the scenes in your life. I am thankful … I am grateful … and I am blessed. With that, I’ll end this post … Thanks so much for visiting my blog today + and with each post for this list + I hope that I can bring some of my happiness to others + because if you have joy in your heart + then you spread that joy to others. – [Know Thyself] Wye