30 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 9

Pretty decent day overall. Here’s how the challenge broke down.


Got it done just before writing this post. I often feel like the five minutes I’m able to squeeze in isn’t all that helpful, but I appreciate the idea that I at least got it done.


I ran around the house with Theo for about ten minutes. Maybe it wasn’t that long, but it felt that way. And I was basically jogging the whole time. Yeah, I knew you wouldn’t let me get away with just that, so I also did some pushups, squats, jumping jacks, and lunges. Again, not that many but enough to start breathing a little heavier (doesn’t take much at this point).


  1. I’m grateful that Facebook doesn’t automatically post my message when I push enter like it used to. Whose call was that?
  2. I’m grateful that I was able to sleep in a little this morning even though I felt bad for doing it.
  3. I’m grateful that so many strangers in my life choose to be decent people instead of just being angry and hating the world all the time. It makes everything much pleasant for all of us.

Act of kindness

I called my parent’s cell phone service provider to help them save over $50 a month. But then I found out that my mom had actually talked to someone just a few days ago to get their bill reduced. So, my act didn’t have any tangible results. But it was my intention to be kind. Also, I spent over an hour chatting with a rep last week only to get disconnected right before we figured out a plan that would work, so I’m gonna pay forward a little of that mojo.

Something good

I made some pretty good burritos tonight. They weren’t fancy or healthy or anything like that, but they turned out pretty well. It is really frustrating to me when I try to cook something satisfying from (mostly) scratch only to have it turn out mediocre. It just makes me want to take the easy road the next time around. I’m glad I didn’t feel that way tonight.

How’s things going for you? Have you tried implementing any of the five tasks?

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