30 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 8

Gonna be a little short today probably. On account the time and energy.


Did mine at lunch again. I think I’m okay with that, but I feel like there’s a little extra stress of never being quite sure if someone is going to knock on my door or try to come in my office when I have earbuds in and am staring at my computer.


At lunch, again. But it was hot today. After I walked back to our department, someone made a mock fanning-me-with-a-folder gesture. I didn’t realize why until I was back at my desk and felt the sweat beading on my face. I’m probably going to need to focus on the morning exercise. Or plan on doing some real sweating. Or both.


  1. I’m grateful for having a place to share and rant and just brain dump on occasion.
  2. I’m grateful for squiggly underlines beneath misspelled words (when they are legitimately misspelled). I don’t know how much time or embarrassment that saves me, but it just saved me from mistyping “embarrassment”. Twice.
  3. I’m grateful that I don’t have to pay much attention to what I wear to work every day. I try to stay professional and all that, but I rarely feel pressure to not look snazzy or not wear the same thing five days a week.


Went to the optometrist today, which you can read more about on the blog. While there, I was really friendly with everyone, asking them about their jobs and making general small talk in a typically cold environment. I’m counting this as my kindness. I’m also realizing that what I consider a random act of kindness might just be what other people consider normal social behavior. I imagine it’s all relative though. I’ll have to think about it.

Something good

Theo went to bed without putting up much of a fight tonight. He even had his teeth brushed while I told him a story. These are all small things, but they make for a pleasant end to the day, and that can make a big difference in how I approach tomorrow. Whether or not he’ll sleep past 6am, that’s a different story.

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