I have been doing a lot of spring cleaning as of late. I’ve been redecorating. I’ve been donating clothes, books, and shoes. I’ve always been buying some new dresses. Sprucing up and pulling weeds.
In my quest to declutter and rejuvenate, I’ve always been cleaning up papers. As I decluttered the other day, I came across a piece of yellow paper with a handwritten title of “things that make Mimi happy.”
I sat down with the piece of paper, and before I looked at the list, I thought about what I could have put on that list.
Top, of course, on the list is my teenage boy. I have to note that he is a teenager because he’s at the stage where you, as a parent, are constantly tested. Then, there’s my dog, who is quite a handful. Tulips make me smile. Gummies make my tongue tingle. I also like my simple mojito cocktails. I enjoy my meatballs, risotto, and broccoli. Oh, I do enjoy a good lychee martini. Simplicity and complexity coming together.
As I thought through my list and then looked at the list, I noticed what wasn’t on there, and it was quite telling. When there are major things missing from your happiness list, you need to focus and think through what will fully rejuvenate you. Things that drain you need to be tossed aside.
Categories: Culture, identity, mental health, Psychology
A Time And Place
Yes Some Space
To Focus on What
Makes Us Happy With SMiLes
Dear Miriam As Science Shows in the
United States And Other Countries too
Happiness is ‘U’ Shaped in That Youth and
Elders Are Much Happier Than Those in Middle
Ages of Course So Many Advancing Rat Race Responsibilities
Most in those
Years That Take So
Much Attention Span And
Focus Away From Even Any
Possibilities of To Do Lists Associated
With Happiness Now in the Lives of Many
And Now Even in the Lives of Teenage Youth
Particularly Girls at Rates of 57 Percent Depression
And A Third or So Contemplating Just Going Away
As Life to Them
Is Just Not Worth
So Disconnected So Lonely
So Filled And Felt Low With
Illusory Fears So Many Points
of Cacti Life to Escape Every Moment
Of Every Day of Every Thought Connected to DarK
Indeed A Golden Age Happens Most For the Folks i Know
And Feel and Sense Who in Their 70’s And Even into their
80’s And Beyond For They Have Learned to Treasure Most
What Counts in Life
Now And the
Rest of Nature Each
And Every Breath as Gift
When Truly This Breath Newly Now
Is All You May Be Able to Count on At All…
Oh to Live Yet Even Better Oh to Have Really Lived…
If i Had Realized How Wonderful Life Will Be Approaching 63
i Surely Wouldn’t Have Felt Like i Was Getting Oh So Old at 25
21 Yet i Was Only
A Canary in the Coal
Mine on the Autism Spectrum
Now the Darkness Spreads All Around So Much More…
And Most Every Where i Go As Far As Reciprocal Social
Communication And Ease of Being Around Folks Typically’
(i Do Have A ‘Few Special Interests’ All Encompassing of Course)
i Am the Least
i Encounter in Life…
Change Yes The Greatest
Present Indeed Each Gift
of Breath Ever Changing
Waves Ocean Whole For Real
i Am Water…
i Was Then too…
i Just Couldn’t
Master the Waves
And Be Ocean Whole For Real…
There is No NuMBeR For What Makes me
Happy Truly it iS How i Breathe It All Newly
DarK Thru LiGHT..:)
Thanks for sharing.
Well written! I thought that I woud read a text with a list of 5 things, one by one, but I read an amazing story!
I am also doing some spring cleaning these days to donate my clothes. However, I have not started sorting out my papers, and putting some away to resycle. To be honest, it scares me a lot as it is one of the hardest things to do for me.
It can be hard to go through one’s items and past essentially
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Nice, except I tried a mojito once and it tasted nasty to me.
Oh no! Try a flavored one!
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I think it was blackberry. I prefer Pina Coladas.
Was reading on your list? What do you normally like to read?
Sadly, reading used to be on my list. Mostly victorian mystery novels. Something about that time period