Sunday, November 30, 2014

100 Happy Days: Day 3 Slow Your Inner Self to a Dead Stop

Day 3:  My daughter asked if I actually could sit still and let my mind go blank.  Try it!  Find a quiet, comfortable spot and flat line your mind.  Very restful.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

100 Happy Days: Day 2 Trying Something New

The older I get, the easier it is to get in a groove.. and not a cool groove, upbeat kind of groove but a stuck-in-habits, needle going around and around the same track kind of a groove.  Dangerously close to a rut.

Decided to try a new sport to stretch myself.  Happy point number 1:  The anticipation of doing something I never tried before.  Happy point number 2:  Having the fellow manning the water sports kindly offer to stay past his shift so that he could teach me the basics of paddle boarding.  This after yesterday, when he expressly told me NOT to try and stand on the board and after 5 minutes of paddling on my knees I thought, "Forget that!", stood up and promptly went overboard.

With Erwin's help today, I managed to get up and stay up.  Happy to be in the ocean and trying something new! Wonder if I can do this at Tod's Point?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

#100 Happy Days : Take Two

It's Thanksgiving and seems like a good day to try that 100 Happy Days challenge again,but with a twist.  Looking to find one thing of beauty, kindness, happiness, or anything of meaning and value for 100 straight days.  I can't imagine if we keep our eyes peeled on this challenge, that it won't change us just a wee bit.

So.. today's #100 Happy Days:  It's morning and most folks are asleep.  There's a light rain but it's warm and sunny.  These two gentlemen, which I'm sorry I didn't capture with better lighting, were cheerfully raking grass and fussing with the grounds.  An earnest "Good Morning" was called out.  No distraction with cell phones or rushing about.  A moment of peace and true goodwill.  So nice to slip away from Greenwich for a bit and the faster pace there.