February Happiness Project Update

February was all about building better relationships, with those in my family, school and even strangers.  It started with three resolutions: Creating new routines, making the first call, and reaching out just because.  Throughout the month, these resolutions took on different meanings than I had originally intended but I think that was a good thing.     Let me explain…   Resolution #1 Creating new routines…   So, this one seems to just be getting started.  Because my birthday is in February, we already had a tradition of getting together this month....

In a bad mood?  Hunt for the good.

  Sometimes the winter is just depressing.  The days are short: I go to work and it’s still dark.  My room has no real windows to see sun (although I am one of the lucky ones who has some windows, so I’m not completely complaining!).  I leave work and the sun is going down.  I try to get myself outside regularly but it’s still about bundling up and being quick about enjoying the time.  There is little lingering or exploring further.  My toes are cold, my...

Inclining our mind to kindness?

Now that the clutter is slowly clearing away from the corners as a result of my successful January Happiness Project,  I thought February would be a great time to start focusing on some other places that I often feel like I don’t appreciate enough: relationships, both at home and at school.  When I was making the original list, I had this nagging realization that I don’t see my family too much unless it’s a holiday or birthday.  Unlike some other people I know, I don’t...