Some days don’t feel joyful. And they don’t feel simple. But here is a plan with simple 1, 2, 3′s to, on many occasions, build a more joyful day.
They’re not hard to do. [Which is a nice little extra.] They require attitude adjustment, some carry-through of action, or both. But not in exhausting ways. One is, actually, really fun!
They’re freeing. And who doesn’t want a little more freedom? At least, from tiresome, heavy, bothersome issues?
Here are today’s 1, 2, 3′s:
1. Throw out nonessential numbers
Like age, weight, or height. Let the doctors worry about them. Break free from worrying about dollars. Yes, we have bills to pay, but more money does not a more joyful life make. Take a mini vacation from the worry. It’s worth a try, right?
2. Keep cheerful friends
The sourpuss ones, the downers, the stick-in-the-mud ones? Make a distance. We can be kind – and help when we’re able. But we don’t have to hang out with them on a continual basis. We are who our friends are, no matter haw many years we have under our belt.
3. Eat some chocolate [dark chocolate is best, they say]
Or grab a bagel with your favorite spread. Take a few bites of something you absolutely love. Don’t go hog-wild and overboard, but just enjoy some tasty treat that makes you grin inside. Maybe it’s a piece of fruit, or veggie. Sometimes, not every day, but here and there….. gobble up something that hits the spot and allows you to feel like you’ve indulged. Yummies sometimes lift the spirits, and are worth the extra calories.
That’s it for today. I kind of like this 1-2-3 approach to increasing goodness in our lives. They’re little “I can do this” thoughts that make me happy. Like going outside and letting go of a hundred balloons, simply to watch them float heavenward. That’s a happy thought. Happy thoughts allow me to come up with more 1-2-3′s for my own joyful life.
I’ll probably do this 1-2-3 thing again, from time to time.When I read scriptures or beautiful books that teach uplifting things, I’m often delighted that the principles are simple. And the approach of doing one, or two, or three things to create happiness? That’s the best way for me.
Otherwise, I get all discombobulated and confused, or overwhelmed and distressed!
All those in favor of “simple is better” please raise your hand. While we’re at it, let’s let go of a brightly colored balloon and watch it happily float off into the sky [if only figuratively speaking]. Send a negative thought or burden with that balloon. Then, we could go back to the happy drawing board of building the next 1-2-3′s of joyful living.
If you have any favorite 1-2-3′s on any subject, please send them to me. You can email them to email@example.com and I’ll include them in future 1- 2- 3 posts.
It’s a good thing to simplify. It’s even better to, by small and simple means, make our lives better-quality ones. Better is ‘good.’
And goodness matters.