||[Feb. 3rd, 2016|08:52 pm]
This is an exercise that is supposed to help one develop and maintain a higher amount of happiness as explained in an online course i took last month. EXERCISE: Think about your best possible self. Imagine yourself in the future, after everything has gone as well as it is possibly could. You have worked hard and succeeded at accomplishing all your life goals. Think of this as the realization of your life dreams and your own best potentials. (I'm going to look ahead to the end of this summer.)
I am on the train, returning from work. The walking and the use of the standing desk was tiring at first, but now i have stamina and strength. I am using the time to relax and unwind, so that when i get home i still have some "steam" for ... well, if it's Monday it's writing up or developing photos from the weekend, if Tuesday it's laundry and other housework, and if Thursday it's time to catch up on Meeting email and so on. It's been a full summer of a California in bloom. I've visited Panoche Hills many times, finding some of my target plants, collecting samples i've brought home to photograph, and some lovely nights under the dark skies. The Meeting community is experiencing the heightened sensations that come with change: some are anxious, some are excited. I wonder if after a year of looking inward, preparing for this change, the Meeting might have energy to spend outward. Christine's elephants have shrunk, and we have plans to take some of the California "bucket-list" trips. Coming up next is a trip to LA to visit the MASH filming site and some of the art museums. Work is going well, and there's a good specification draft circulating in the professional community. I feel confident that my contributions are valued at the home office.
 Lyubomirsky, Sonja. “Be Happy.” MOOC, The Big Know, January 2016. https://www.thebigknow.com/.