I started The Happiness Project in 2012. Anyone who doesn’t know what this is, it can be found http://gretchenrubin.com/books/the-happiness-project/about-the-book/
I gave the One Sentence Journal to my daughter for Christmas 2011. My hubby thought it was cool so I bought him one too and decided to try it myself as well.
There is space to write something that made me happy every day for 5 years.
Well, five years later, it is finished.
The close of 2016 made my journal complete.
Have I kept up with writing??
Yes, I did!
Most days, I wrote a small sentence about something I did that day that made me feel happy. Often it was about my daughter, my hubby or my dogs (my favourite things!). Often it was about naps and getting enough sleep! Or relaxing. Sometimes it was about my friends and family
Admittedly, there were days (very few, luckily) that had few positive things but the sun still shone and that is always a good thing. I did tend to write a lot of what I DID, instead of how it made me feel or a HAPPY thing.
A few stressful things went on in the summer and December so I decided that my word for 2017 will be CALM.
I am just going to try to not let things get to me- which I am usually really good at.
Who has a word for the year!?
Black rights activist Viola Desmond to be 1st Canadian woman on $10 bill
From the cbc
I work at night. While everyone else is asleep. During that time, I can do things that are definitely un-work related, like watch TV.
Last night I watched the movie, Shallow Hal. It was good. I enjoyed it. It came out in 2001 but I had never seen it.
As I always do after watching a movie, TV show or documentary- I look it up on the computer when I get home. The internet can be a wonderful thing! I check out the actors in the movies, other things they have done. I look up a location or whatever else relates to whatever it was that I watched on TV.
So, when searching Shallow Hal on google, I just went to Wikipedia. There is always a list of actors, so I checked out a few that I hadn't heard of and the young boy who played Young Hal is Sasha Joseph Neulinger. His history and what he is doing with his life now is fascinating to me!!
He was abused as a very young child and is now making a documentary called Rewind to Fast-Forward which is an autobiographical film about his life surviving multi-generational sexual abuse, which will have a lot of home video of his childhood.
I found his TEDx Talk. He is such a brave, smart, articulate young man!
I find this whole thing sad and interesting at the same time.
I look forward to watching this upcoming documentary!
Me? Canadian, writer, RN, crafter, Girl Guide Leader, Red Hatter, 3-dog owner, photographer, geocacher, cool Mom, and all around FUN and FUNNY person!