I love the writing program 750words.com. A few of my writer friends use it, so I thought that I’d give it a try. It’s such a freeing program because its meant to be private writing space. I don’t edit what I write and I don’t share it with anyone beyond my “word count report” at the end via facebook. The process of typing out 750 words allows me freedom to vent, brainstorm, explore, posture, worry, rant, and express my deepest emotions. And at the end this little program puts how I’m feeling into a pie chart. The chart is labeled “Feeling Mostly. . .” and then the pie is broken down into pieces. Today, my large piece was easily a 65% Happy chunk. I love how this program can accurately represent my feelings with a pie chart.
This month’s blog theme was intended to be “Things I Love.” I was planning to continue exploring my One Little Word (#olw) abundance through this lens. ButI didn’t post about that or about anything else. And that was because I was busy being happy. I wasn’t writing about it or reflecting on it, I was spending my time just “being it.”
I booked a trip to Paris. I started doing Yoga with intention. I made lasagna. I drank good wine. I stayed up late. I read for pleasure. I brainstormed on a new business idea. I put down my iPhone. I rested on a sick day. I drank lots of water. I ate lots of Greek yogurt. I went to the ballet. I went to a lecture. I went out on a few wonderful dates. I started a new sci-fi series on DVD with a great TV/movie partner. I bought some pretty stationary, wrote on it, and mailed it to some special people. I played a video game (yes, I love Angry Birds). I listened to music. And did I mention I booked a trip to Paris?
I’m exploring the concept of abundance and its leading me toward the idea of “creating a holistic life.” I had a lot of fun over the last two weeks. I paid attention to my health and my body. I paid attention to my mind and spirit. I did things I love. I spent time with people I care about. And I still went to work. But I didn’t think about it too much outside of 9-5. I tried not to talk about it too much or let it seep into my consciousness when I was away.
The last two weeks were the happiest I’ve experienced in a long time. And while everything in life ebbs and flows, and while there are truly no guarantees, I’m embracing now. I’m going to have fun. I’m going to do things I love. I’m going to spend time with people I care about. And I’m going to blog about it for the rest of this month without fail, because this kind of happy is worth remembering.