1. Do something nice for someone else. Today is my 4th day of the 29 Day Giving Challenge. I haven't decided what I am going to give today, but so far I've found that giving my time, whether that is by listening, sharing my expertise, or spending time together when I feel like I don't have any free time, has been the most rewarding.
2. Make a quick "I'm thankful for list." My friend Heather Meyer put up an inspiring blog post before Thanksgiving about creating an I'm Thankful List. Here's my quick list:
I'm thankful for:
- My health
- My hubs
- My parental units
- My amazing grandma
- Our home
- Our cat
4. Have a treat. One of the chapters of The Joy Diet, which I just finished, is about giving yourself treats throughout the day, and especially after you take a risk. I have a *big* sweet tooth, so I just treated myself to a piece of Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen, that I made last night. Big thanks to HappyKatie for telling me about the recipe! It's freakalicious.
How do you have a have fun do good day, even when it doesn't start out like one?
I'm so glad you're enjoying the MuseCubes, Britt. They ARE silly -- I still haven't gotten over feeling a little shy when I use them, and I'm the INVENTOR, for goodness sakes. That's why I love doing them with other people, like we did at Jenn's Right Brain Business Plan workshop. I find that the company of others does wonders for own ability to be confidently silly.ReplyDelete
P.S. I love walks, too. :-)
Great post - thanks!I've sent the link to so many people already today.ReplyDelete
A suggestion on the Giving Challenge - don't leave yourself off of the "I'm giving to..." list while you're giving to others.
Thank you, Britt, for your unfailing positiveness! :)ReplyDelete
A little late for Thanksgiving but will work again for December holidays:ReplyDelete
Thanks for showing that having fun and making a difference aren't mutually exclusive. Ok, now back to work...
Gretchen - Thanks for the great invention.ReplyDelete
Mark- Thanks for sharing the post with your peeps, and for the suggestion. Ya gotta keep the well full before you can give to others, right?
Margaux - Thank YOU for reading (:
Lisbeth - Thanks for the link!