30 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 25

Today went almost nothing like I expected, even up to this point when I’m posting past my bedtime.


I did manage to get a short meditation session in this morning before I really got wrapped up in work, which was nice. I’m starting to think that it definitely helps get the day off right, and that the accumulative practice helps as well. Of course, I’m not really supposed to be evaluating it yet I don’t think.


Ran around with Theo for a good chunk of the afternoon/evening. I felt okay about that, but I don’t feel as great about his mosquito encounters. For whatever reason, I’m one of the lucky ones who doesn’t get bitten as often and doesn’t have as bad of a reaction when I do get a bite. It appears that Theo takes after his mother. Or maybe he just has young skin or something. I also did some horseplay with him inside, which turned out to be a decent resistance workout. Not compared to an actual workout, but compared to walking around.


For whatever reason, these have been pretty tough for me lately. It’s not that I’m not grateful for stuff. It’s just that it can be difficult to think of them offhand without repeating myself, especially when nothing in a particular day stands out. I probably should have started keeping a list of what I had already said at the very beginning so I wouldn’t be so worried about doubling up.

  1. I’m grateful for quick access to decent groceries. I don’t even really understand what it would be like to live in a food desert.
  2. I’m grateful for not having neighbors behind us so Rory doesn’t have dogs on three sides to bark at.
  3. I’m grateful for Theo’s tendency to show more affection these days because it’s just so damn cute.


I’m going to leave a nice app review. I double swear.

Something positive

Despite almost nothing going as planned, the day itself wasn’t bad. It was just a lot more sitting in traffic than I expected, and a lot more being away from home. Luckily, I had managed to get a good deal of work done in the morning, so I didn’t feel overly stressed about being away from the computer for an extended period. That feels like a positive thing.

Ugh. I for sure prefer getting these done earlier in the day. But I’m also glad that I’m sticking to the basic idea of everything even when I occasionally stray/fail. Now for the weekend?

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