Friday, February 12, 2010
The Magic Of The Extra Embellishment
You can make yourself happy by looking for ways to express your individuality throughout the day. That will also make your relationships more fun. I served as a VISTA with a woman who would sign out for lunch with the note 'lunch & FA' We would go to lunch then spend some time trying to spread the word about our projects. We were actually giving up some of our lunch time to work. But labelling it FA (for fooling around) made it seem more like play than work. Another friend used to reply to the question, "How are you?" with "Fine as frog hair." No mundane 'fine' for him. Perhaps you already have done a lot to individualize your life. Give yourself a pat on the back for doing that. If you need to loosen up a bit, give yourself permission. Each time you do something like this you are celebrating life, whether you realize it or not. Note the good that has happened, no matter how small. If you pull yourself out of a funk, celebrate, that was a good thing to do. Every breath you take, every word you speak, every step you take is a good thing. There may be some terrible events, or even just irritating ones, in your day. But when you look over your day, to be fair, there will be more good than bad. Let yourself celebrate that from time to time. Let the spark of magic come into your life.