Ok, so let's recap. These are the things I have concentrated on doing thus far to spark a daily smile:
(1) Breakfast. And not on crickety-old Corelle plates. Forget Thanksgiving! The Wedgewood is loose in this house!
(2) Getting healthy - Food, exercise and losing weight. (Kind of goes with the new year anyway, right?)
And... yes, I should be waaaay ahead on smiles by now. So, what's it going to take? Sure, I could coerce the hubby into bringing home flowers or a piece of jewelry every once in awhile. But, are material objects equal to happiness? I'm on a quest to find happiness for myself; not through someone else. After all, if we can't make ourselves happy, how can others do it?
One of the things I've realized is that I get so caught up with every day life that I just kind of bow out on checking in on others who are important. I'm not talking about family members necessarily, but old friends, new friends...people I want to stay connected to. So, today I've decided that I will email, call or get together with at least one important person per day. There is something about knowing that there are others in this world that you can hear about their day, their triumphs and tribulations...
This is a hard one for me because, although on the outside I seem very social and outgoing, I am a hermit. I have found that over the years I have found comfort in the sofa and a cup of tea, rather than hanging out on a Saturday night at someone else's house. Perhaps that's because my knees crumble in a pack of more than 2 others. It's always been that way.
The friends that I have are the dearest friends in the world. I wouldn't trade them for anything and they know who I am on the inside, and I know who they are as well. I think it's time to let them know...