Monday, March 17, 2014
All of these things make me happy. Sure, it was a weekend and it's so much easier to have fun in our own time rather than when we need to be responsible adults, but why? Why are we not doing things to make us happy the majority of the time? For people who work, do we enjoy what we do? I mean, if we hate what we do, there are x number of hours a week where we are unhappy. I'll be honest, I'm not 100% happy with what I do for a living, but you know what? I really like the people I work with. It's what makes it workable (heehee!). I also enjoy when I find an interesting death certificate (I pull death certificates most of the day), when I pull a box of materials that sound fun (I ask the researcher what they are doing, always neat), or when I learn something I didn't know before (which pretty much happens on a daily basis. Working in an archives will do that!). Sometimes we just have to look past the crap and find that one (or two or three...) things that make work bearable.
Outside work, what makes you happy? Reading? Writing? The beach? Trying new things? Animals? Working out? Being with friends? Music? Theater? Things I have no idea exist? These are the things we need to concentrate on when not working. These are the things that make up life. And I for one am trying hard to incorporate them better into my life. I have signed up for a class on calligraphy, because I taught myself as a kid, but I want to know how to do it right. I am working on reaching out to friends more either by spending more time together or at least letting them know I care about them via email/mail/etc. This is making me happy and honestly, it's addicting. I'm finding ways to do this for more and more friends. LOL!
So tell me, what makes you happy? Are you doing things that let you feel happy or are you wishing to do these things? If it's a wish, how are you going to make that wish a reality? Tell me! I'd love to know.