Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Smacksy February Happy Good Things Thing - Day 25

My softest t-shirt for sleeping.

This is one you will plan today and execute tomorrow.
You're going to wear your favorite piece(s) of clothing.
It doesn't matter if you already wore it this week.
What makes you feel the best?

Athlesuire wear? Sounds good.
That great sweater Nana knit for you? Glorious.
Storm Trooper costume? Go get 'em tiger.
Pajamas? Delightful.
The beautiful cocktail dress you only got to wear once? Perfect.
Swimsuit? Really? Ok, sure.
Fluffy spa robe? You know who you are.
Wedding dress? Naturally.
The suit that makes you feel like a boss? Boss.
Jeans and that hoodie that has the teddy-bear ears? Swell.
Softball uniform? Love that.
Birthday suit? Hope you work from home.

You get the idea. Grab that one thing that makes you feel comfy or confident or pampered or funny or hugged or sparkly. Wear it and enjoy.

Get happy.
See you tomorrow.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Smacksy February Happy Good Things Thing - Day 24

A little treat for you.

You want to read more, you really do, but maybe you're busy. Or not a lot of time for reading. So, right now you're going to read a story. It's short but look - you will have done some real reading of something besides the news ticker at the bottom of the screen on CNN. A fast literature win.

Raymond Carver was a brilliant storywriter. I'm a huge fan of his style. The following short story is from his collection Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? You definitely have time for this super 
short story.

The script here is a bit small. You might need to throw on your readers or make the font bigger on your phone while you're reading.

Get happy.
See you tomorrow.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Smacksy February Happy Good Things Thing - Day 23

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Let's get out of our heads a bit and feel some art.

This animation of classic paintings is gorgeous and clever.

Take it in.

Get Happy.
See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Smacksy February Good Things Thing - Day 22

Today, we start with this Chinese proverb:

If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.

I think you know what's coming next. No, I'm not sending you a fortune - I have higher goals for you. You are going to help someone. Big or small, help is help and there are just a bunch of different ways to go about it.

Hold the door open for the man coming in the door with packages.
Tip your waitress too much.
Bag your own groceries.
Read to a kid.
Read to your pet.
Send a donation to your favorite charity. I like Doctors Without Borders.
Listen to the story you've heard your dad tell a million times. 
Teach a friend to knit or DJ or change their oil.
Bring delicious coffee to your just-waking-up significant other.
Sing along when they are singing happy birthday to a stranger in the next booth. Applaud.
Do the dishes when it's not your turn.
Let the grey Prius merge in front of you. (Thanks!)
Bake brownies and bring them to that person you know who could use a brownie. You know the one.
(Save one for yourself.)

Get happy.
See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Smacksy February Good Things Thing - Day 21

Let's make a quick call.

Call your mom and ask her how she's doing.
Call and make that doctor's appointment you've been putting off.
Call and order Thai food or pizza or Greek and give yourself time off from cooking.
Call and schedule that oil change.
Call and invite a friend with a dog to the dog park.
Call and dedicate a sappy song to someone on the radio.
Call your friend from college you haven't spoken to in too long.
You'll think of something.

Get happy.
See you tomorrow.