Let them ruin their own happiness – not yours :)
dasmadrigal has written 6 entries about this goal
I surround myself with people that I value and who intrigue me, and when I can learn to laugh at myself. Yesterday I went to Golden Gate Park with some friends. I showed them the sakura cherry blossom trees alongside the Japanese Tea Garden.
“This is a symbol of life for the Japanese,” I later explained. They smelled the flowers, plucked them in their hands- and twirled them around in their fingers. It was a good feeling.
Afterward, we went to the botanical garden and sprawled ourselves on the lawn. “Is that a cherry tree, too?” my friend asked me. “No, I laughed, that’s a douglas fir” Until my friend caught me… “Uh- a douglas fir is a Christmas tree- and that is not an evergreen over there”
I laughed at myself later on. I had meant Dogwood and couldn’t come up with the right name!
...part of why i feel so energy sapped and why i’m in a mood bad time is because i’m constipated. i think i’m going to investigate this more. maybe there’s something about my health i’m just not paying attention to.
I’m getting better at this and I’ve found I’m being a better encourager. I just need to keep in mind that I must balance practicality with positivity. I find that I am often on the ball when it comes to financial matters, I just need to keep a more positive mind and let myself know that while some things won’t work out, sometimes, others will!
I’m really being supportive to a friend, who is amazing. I think the best way to be positive though, is to be grounded and aware of who you are.
I wish I could check this off of my things to do list, but I feel this is a growing tool I need to help check myself.
I love the fact that I can use 43things to do this!
So I found out through this growth period that I love sad and slow music. That being said, when I’m in a happy mood, what to do? So I’ve resorted to a dear friend of my dad’s: country music.
Now I know there are some haters out there- but some country music is just so up-lifting- that and Christian alternative music on the radio.
Granted, you don’t need to be a Christian to be upbeat- the messages are so positive (with exception to the far-right run by Dr. James Dobson which is politically and not religiously motivated)- – however, I’m realizing a fine difference between being critical and being negative when I evaluate that relationship. I’m sure these people mean well, and I can tell that they’re trying to brighten my day, because if you have a D.J. named Banana Don- you know the listening time is going to be interesting!
I wonder if there are positive messages being spread in other religions, too though- and as those aren’t granted much exposure, I’m wondering what other ways music can alter my mood. : )
Today somebody got mad at me because they said I was being “TOO optomistic… always looking on the sunny side of things.”
My reply: Woot!