March 7th, 2013

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Happiness Month_Day Two

Day Two
Three Gratitudes_6/ 63
I'm grateful:
          4_that the drugs I did as a youth never did me any lasting harm despite pushing the edge of the envelope perhaps once too often.
          5_ditto cigarettes which I started stealing from my parents when I was 14 and which I quit 2 ½ decades ago
          6_that I never did take to the drink despite, or because of?? the fact that alcohol played an important role in the interpersonal dynamics between my parents and me.

One Positive_2/ 21
          While it may not seems so to most of you, it has been unseasonable and unreasonably cold here this winter with plants of all sorts dying that never have before. Generally, I can keep perennials going for several years, but not this winter, they all died. Most importantly, I thought I had lost my rose tree when all its leaves fell off which has never happened before…ever.
          But while out today, I noticed that it is trying to renew itself, all sorts of new leaves are appearing on otherwise bare vines so, I'm cautiously relieved. As a point of comparison though, usually by now it is full of blooms and today, there is not a one.
          Show here in better times, actually about 2 & 1/2 years ago, when the tree does look nice again, I'll post a photograph.

          I did do one act of kindness, but will not post about it (sometime_yes & sometimes_no) Actually, I think I should change this to something like 'one act of doing the right thing' or something. Maybe tomorrow.
          I did exercise, by working out in the garden for 45 to 60 minutes. I'm one of those people who has trouble exercising if the only thing being done is that I'm exercising. I'll do that, I'm just not happy about it. I want something accomplished and if my having to exercise finally gets me out and working in the garden, well, then...YAY!! is all I have to say about that.
          I did meditate, for only 7 minutes, but today's was a better experience than yesterday in that I meditated into my music (all instrumental all the time...not really, just mostly) and found that to be thoroughly enjoyable.

Nineteen days to go.