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Let's all think happy thoughts...share one of yours here.
There's a Chinese proverb that says, "If you want happiness for an hour take a nap, if you want happiness for a day-go fishing...." What say you? If you want happiness for a day _____________.
Create something. Whether it's visual art like a painting or a stitched project, or creativity with words, or to "make melody in your heart" (Ephesians 5:19), creativity is the spark of joy and happiness.
Where do you go to decompress from the world around you?
Physically, I go to the Ladiga Trail for a walk or ride. In my mind, I go into the pages of a book.
What song never fails to make you happy?
(See question one and add Weird Al's White and Nerdy to it.) I can tell when my mood is going into the toilet when I don't want to listen to anything but the rattling of my own head. Not a great place to be. Fortunately, I don't go there very often and praise God, lately "there" doesn't last very long.Wednesday is National Fast Food Day. Should that be a thing? Apparently it is, so tell us what's the last 'fast food' you consumed? If you were putting together your own version of a 'happy meal' what would you include?
Everything else is a "thing," so why not? The last fast food I consumed was a McDonald's bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit this morning. (Yeah, I need to go to the store.) Okay, my happy meal would consist of a piece of original recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken, a honey butter biscuit (or two) from Church's Chicken, hashbrown casserole from Cracker Barrel, my mama's turnip green / poke salad mix (she knows how to prepare poke salad without killing anyone), a Coca-Cola from a tap rather than a can or bottle (tastes better and has more fizz), and for dessert: cheesecake. Yeah, I know it's worth about four million calories, but I can fantasize can't I?In a few sentences tell us why you blog.
I blog to share ideas and create with words. I blog because it's both cathartic and fun. I blog for connection outside my own little world and to make friends.
List seven things you're feeling especially grateful for today.
- The mercy and grace of God.
- I still have a roof over my head and food to eat.
- My car is still holding up.
- Cooler weather.
- Increased strength and vitality.
- My job.
- Being able speak to far away friends over the internet.
Insert your own random thought here.
I usually share a song right about now, but I've already shared some. Oh dear. Well, until next week then.