Posted in happy

Happy Dog Day

How do I get to my happy place?

Little dog and a black ball

Running around the backyard

Tackling it and playfully dancing

So cute with her bouncy ball

Various birds approaching the feeders

Blue jays

Baltimore orioles

Woodpeckers

and sometimes a hummingbird

Sun is peaking through the gray clouds on a pleasant Sunday morning

Savoring these sweet moments

Black coffee on a patio table

Bacon cooking on the grill

I am happy with my dad talking to Denny and Doug

Just the 4 of us chatting

Human stimulation

later…

…I am sitting on a lazy boy chair

Staring at a brick wall

Listening to indie pop music on my earbuds

I am among people scattered throughout the house

Mostly ones i havent seen in about 4 years

The strange thing is I am a social person

Yet i feel distant and apart from interactive behaviors

Sipping on a Canadian beer and maintaining a peaceful sensation

Vacation started for me when I clocked out on Friday afternoon

My wife and i chose to visit my dad’s place in Michigan

This afternoon its cool, cloudy and a bit rainy

Its a lazy day

At least we went to the store earlier and did some disc golfing

Which was nice and recreationally active

But now i just space out and attempt to fall asleep

Sleep is good

Posted in Therapy

Smiling on a blustery day

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HAPPY New Year!!! Welcome to 2014, please stay awhile. Currently, I’ve mostly been staying indoors.  Here in Illinois, it’s been snowing, blowing and dropped below freezing temperatures for the last 6 days. But that’s okay. I have logs burning in the fireplace. Relaxing music is playing on the stereo. Hot chocolate with marshmallows is warming up my cold body. A stack of magazines for me to read sits on the coffee table. I’m working on writing a new book. Well actually I am editing and revising what is practically ready to be submitted for publication. I self publish my stuff. So when the days are dark and cold outside, I work on my poetry and short stories. I own an acoustic guitar. Sometimes it is nice to wipe off the dust, grab a pic and start strumming those winter blues away.

For Christmas, I received a book of  Easy Word Searches. This is a fun activity to do whenever I am spun or bored. I can exercise my brain without getting dizzy and overstimulated. Oh the things we do to pass the time and insure that we remain happy.

When I read the words “nothing,” from people, when asked the question: what did you do today?, it makes me sad. It’s all about an attitude. Your days can be spent in awesome ways. Even just reading 1 or 2 positive short stories a day are enough to put you in a good mood. Keep a daily journal and write down the positive things ONLY. NOTHING NEGATIVE. Just the POSITIVE from your days. You don’t want to fall into a trap of doing the same boring things everyday.

Do something daring. Be bold. Be different. Write your feelings down (write a poem). Play a song and SING along to it. Only you can hear it! Maybe write a letter to an old friend and mail it off (like how we used to). Do something kind for someone else. It’s like playing Yahtzee, you can either take a ZERO in the chance OR put any number combination down in the square. Because ANY number is better than ZERO. Calling a friend. Watching a FUNNY movie. Doodle, draw or make crafts. purge through your purse or wallet. pour yourself a glass of wine and listen to some Dean Martin. Take a shower. Brush your teeth. So many things….

This year….let’s ALL be HAPPY!!!