Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [List #12]
[REPOSTING LIST 1-12]
Good morning friends and happy Praise Day [or Sunday]. It’s been a pretty relaxed weekend and we’ve had the best weather. I was hoping for a little more sleep + but I’m taking my sleepy behind to brunch with my good friend.
By no coincidence, this weeks List
#11 12 asks … “List the people that make you feel happy” + and I’m actually visiting with one of those people + so this weeks list is extra special.
List #12: List The People That Make You Feel Happy
4. Aunt Barbara
TAKE ACTION: Contemplate what it is about these people that make you feel so uplifted. Set a date to spend time with or chat with one of them this week.
My short but sweet list is so important + because when you actually think about the people that uplift you + or make you happy + your thinking about a feeling. I didn’t include my parents on this list + and not because they don’t bring me some type of joy + but because I think that might belong on another list.
What is it about these set of folks that make me feel uplifted + is it the amount of time they’ve been in my life + is it the way that they’ve seen me through some dark times + or is it their kind and generous nature. My daughter is always inspiring me to feel better + and encouraging me to take time for “me”. That in itself is uplifting because I was always working towards making life better for us + and working towards that gives me daily motivation. My co-workers inspire me in a different way + because the forces at work [and who you work for] can be a constant source of poop … and just when you ready to give up + your co-worker friends are there for you … to talk you down off that unreasonable ledge + and bring you back to what’s really important.
When I think of my Aunt I’m always uplifted + I just love talking to her and being in her presence + and I’ve never questioned why … it’s not that I see her every day or talk to her often but she’s a constant source of good feelings. Being in any kind of relationship is difficult [to say the very least] but my companion walks me through it + he is special to me and he knows this + he uplifts me with his patience + kindness + and understanding. And last but certainly not least is my girlfriends. Always just a phone call or car ride away + we are there for each other + if for no other reason than to celebrate an occasion + I am always uplifted through the bond and special friendship that we share.
I think it’s important to take stock of who is in your life and what they mean to you. Are you always giving more than you get + is it just enough + is it fulfilling + is it meaningful to you. Some people are givers + and some are takers + but what truly matters is that will they be there for you … when you need them.
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