Today’s Shine text reminded me that we all have good days and bad days. And we can be sure that the tough ones stick out more.
It’s been a good day. I felt it when I woke up this morning. I’m getting better at using my CPAP machine, and last night I managed to keep the mask on for over six hours! I was aware of having the mask on a couple of times during the night, but I kept my eyes shut and powered through sleep till the morning.
Audrey Hepburn: Happy girls are the prettiest.
When I woke up, I felt just a tiny bit more rested. I didn’t moan and groan (neither out loud nor to myself) as much as I usually do on a weekday morning, and the only dark cloud was not getting the parking spot I wanted.
I’ve been using the CPAP machine every day for ten days. Shine reminded me to “work your way towards high-impact happy habits” and I can see the future. I usually fall asleep pretty quickly, and now I concentrate on the sound of my breathing and the cool air being humidified and circulated through my nose. It’s quite relaxing, actually, and does make me a happy camper.
So on this Thursday, I’m happy to report that the morning went quickly. A vendor delivered a tray of cheese and crackers at 11:30 and we certainly enjoyed a welcome treat. (Cheese: my favorite!) I learned from Shine today that we should start small and savor the good things. That’s just what I did with the cheese plate.
I caught up on some old friends while reading Facebook posts during my lunch hour. And followed the news on Twitter. Today’s Shine message about happiness reminds us to “go after the low-hanging fruit of happiness; one can build up reserves of confidence and good feelings that may help tackle the trickier skills later.” That’s exactly how I view the Florida high school students. They’re making their voices heard and standing up for what they truly believe in. They will, of course, face tough roads ahead, but they are learning how to tackle “the trickier skills” in record time.
How to win at life: Let people do what they need to do to make them happy, mind your own business, and do what you need to do to make you happy. The end.