Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Embrace Happy

Don't worry, be happy...
In every life we have some trouble...
But when you worry you make it double...
Don't worry, be happy...
Don't worry, be happy now...

{Bob Marley -- Don't Worry, Be Happy}

At the end of the school year, a sweet family gave me a beautiful calendar/agenda book. I have never liked that style of calendar for keeping track of my comings and goings, but was inspired to repurpose it in another way.

Each night, after I've gotten into bed, I open the book to the correct day and write 3 things that made me happy that day.

I've done it each night, without fail, since August 1st (when the calendar started) and it's been so wonderful to fall asleep having embraced the happiness in my day.

Most days I whittle it down from many great choices. Other days, I have to think, but the payoff is slipping off to dreamland with happy thoughts.

Have you embraced happiness?

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16 thoughts on the matter:

Maria Parenti-Baldey said... {Reply}

One of my favourite sayings..'Don't worry be happy'...priceless. I like your creative, quirky -osity in your categories.
One of my other favourite sayings is...'Whatever will be will be'...'C'est cera cera'.
Also I believe you're a teacher from what you've said as getting your notebook as a gift...same as myself. Cheers M

Minoru Saito said... {Reply}

Hi! Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing.

Tom said... {Reply}

What fabulous fotos paired with a Marley tunes. I'm not sure which I enjoy more. Always embrace Happy as you go through life. Thanks!

rebecca haegele said... {Reply}

Great idea! Lovely book.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

What a great habit to get into!!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

I like that idea a lot. I tried something similar on an app, but never kept up with it.

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Tamar, what a lovely thing to do. And, so nice to have that wonderful book to write your blessings in. Happiness is truly a blessing.

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

You have me singing this song in my head now :) Lovely post Tamar..

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said... {Reply}

It can also be said that these are things we are grateful for, to have in our lives. What a wonderful idea.

NC Sue said... {Reply}

My blessings are too numerous to count, so, yes... I've embraced happiness, and even more, I know that I'm content.
Thanks for reminding me of my many reasons to be happy.
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Alexa T said... {Reply}

Wonderful words, full of creativity and positivity! "Be happy, don't worry"... Indeed, a very good reminder... Many thanks for sharing!

abrianna said... {Reply}

That is a beautiful agenda. I have a planner I have used the past three years now and I like it as it is spiral bound and starts in July.

I use the 8.5 by 11 on the go one-nice, small, fits in purse and as it is spiral bound, lays flat and their bigger wall calendar. Also got their larger homeschool planner this year. It also is spiral and lays flat but is bigger. Has tear out shopping lists you can write on both sides :).

Sarah Carletti said... {Reply}

That is a great way to use it! We just brought a journal to write and record God's goodness in our lives and what we are grateful for. Have a good day!

Patti G said... {Reply}

I have mountains of journals that I do this in regularly. Some day when I'm gone & my boys' find them, hopefully they'll get a good laugh!

Good for you - you'll cherish looking back at your thoughts.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

That's a great thing to end the day with!!!

Impulsive Artistry by Charles Wolf said... {Reply}

What nice idea to do - will have to try it!