30 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 21


I made sure to get a few minutes of meditation in this morning after I made it in to work. Then I did a few more at lunch. I think the multiple times per day is a good idea, but I’m not sure if it is better than one longer session. I feel like there is less chance of getting into the meditation groove, but it is also nice to have a few different moments set aside throughout the day.


Took a decent walk at lunch. It is definitely getting warmer again. I played with Theo after work, but I don’t think I can call any of it exercise. I thought about yoga as well, and I’m trying to convince myself that the thought counts.


  1. I’m grateful for travel mugs and how they almost always keep my coffee warm and, more importantly, out of my lap.
  2. I’m grateful for the energy of Monday mornings. While I often fall into the, “Oh, the weekend was so short. How am I back at work already?” mindset, I am typically too busy on Mondays to dwell on that for long.
  3. I’m grateful for the few blackberries growing in our flowerbed. I don’t have any idea how they got there, but they helped introduce Theo to the idea that food doesn’t just come from the store. We still have a lot to cover in that area.


Congratulated someone on their engagement (no, it’s not even the person you think; there are just that many people I know getting engaged). I also send some words of appreciation and encouragement along with it. Again, all electronic kindness, but this is where most of my opportunities lie at the moment.

Something positive

I’m a little stumped on this one today. It wasn’t a bad day, but not much stands out as being all that positive either. Theo and I did spend some time getting into and out of the car this evening. He enjoyed pretending to drive, and I taught him how to open the doors on his own. I’m not sure if I’ll regret that or not, but I thought it would be a handy skill for him to have, especially since he enjoys hanging out in vehicles so much.

That’s how the Monday crumbled. Hopefully yours was nice.


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