What's making me happy
Writing notes to Hayden.
I have been adding them to her lunch for a long time.
But I was running out of ways to say "You are amazing" every day.
"Amazing, you are!"
"Amazing! Yep that's you!"
"You = Amazing!"
"Knock, knock. Who's there? Amazing who? Amazing you!"
So I tried something new... motivational quotes.
It seemed a little much for a 3rd-grader but she loves them.
I know how much motivational quotes can lift me up and get my mind right and Hayden feels the same way.
To this day, I still listen to motivational quotes and music on my way to my softball games.
I learned a long time ago that your mind is a powerful weapon and your mindset can have a massive influence on your mental health as it can easily build you up or tear you down.
I am trying to pass that along to Hayden because she needs to believe in herself because there are too many people that overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
In the photo above, the green hearts are her favorites and I believe the ones with chocolate pudding fingerprints indicate they are greatest thing ever written.
What's not making me happy
I have been on a run lately of not having too many things make me unhappy.
I mean there are plenty of things out there but not enough to get me fired up I guess.
Part of it is that I will not probably care about it next week or I just don't think it is worth the time or effort to get all spun up when I can redirect that energy into something more positive.
It feels a little strange because being negative is almost as easy as breathing for me.
Anyway, I am not going to ruminate on it and just enjoy the moment instead.
I got my second COVID shot yesterday morning.
So it has been about 30 hours and nothing substantial as far as side effects go.
I did get a little tired yesterday afternoon so I took a nap but that could be from staying up too late on Sunday night and I am on the other side of 50.
My arm was sore but that was expected.
This might look pretty good in my office when I go back someday.
A better view can be found here.
Even with vaccinations, they don't have a timeline established for when we can return.
Some people might go back in July but there is no mandate.
I wouldn't be too upset if I could continue working from home but I know that isn't a possibility.
Hard to believe it will be 15 months of WFH in a few weeks.
Go Out On A Meme
I will try and do better.
I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.