Thursday, October 29, 2009

HOOKED ON HAPPY: PART IX

As I said yesterday my list of vitaminds now is much longer than it was in 1989. I would define a vitamind as anything that we do that has potential positive influence on our mind and that encourages  happier feelings. Many also add to our pride banks as well.

The following list is not comprehensive and does not take into account individual preferences which may not personally enjoy that which I define as vitaminds. Each person needs to create his/her own list. The list is not in any particular order:

                                     physical activity
                                     relaxation tools such as meditation, yoga, guided imagery,etc
                                     healthy eating habits
                                     taking medications when appropriate and administered by a physician
                                     outdoor activities including parks and the beach for South Floridians
                                     going to an art show or museum
                                     going to a fair or festival
                                     occasional distractions like reading, TV or movies
                                     making love/having sex
                                     calling a friend
                                     gardening
                                     playing board games
                                     getting a massage,going in a hot tub,steam or sauna
                                     floating on a raft
                                     listening to music
                                     arts and crafts of any kind
                                     taking a trip
                                     enjoying a bubble bath with or without candles
                                     having an OCCASIONAL glass of wine or other alcoholic beverage
                                     pursuing any hobby or personal interest
                                     taking a class for fun or profit
                                     repeating affirmations on a daily basis
                                     writing your own personalized affirmations
                                     sending yourself an email or text every once in a while reminding yourself of
                                     your specialness or whatever the message you need to remember
                                     playing or watching your favorite sport
                                     doing something you used to enjoy doing

I am sure I left many things out. Feel free to comment with any that I didn't include. It would be interesting to do an audit of sorts to see how much of your time you do any of these.It will provide a clear barometer for how well you are taking care of you and how you are or are not contributing to your happiness. I, for one, hope you are.

Tomorrow I want to talk about mental floss.

Bye For Now,

Bill
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

HOOKED ON HAPPY: PART VIII

Yesterrday I used the term "vitaminds".  I first used that phrase in 1989 in "Getting Back Up From An Emotional Down." If you have the book look on page 174. If you don't let me know and I will give you one. I still have over 10,000 copies in my garage. It was a great book, but not a best seller. How's that for positivism. I'm just happy I wrote a book--3 actually. If you are a publisher my contact info is down below!

The subheading was "Vitaminds Instead of Landmines". It talks about the positive,validating and reinforcing aspects of therapy. It then goes on to say, "if you have reached a point of neutrality on your own,you then need to include more positive statements in your daily diet....I am referrring, however, to giving ourselves internal acknowlegementswhen we deserve them....Our fight for a more compassionate sense of self is one that involves challenging and overcoming all the inaccurate and exaggerated standards which we were taught....We need as much positive self as we can muster".  I couldn''t agree with me more!

However, today I would include a much longer list of Vitaminds

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

HOOKED ON HAPPY: PART VII

If you read my blog on Thursday (and if you haven't I recommend it) you begin to realize that happiness and positivism require energies being directed in specific ways. Achieving those states of being is not a passive process (see previous blogs on active vs. passive). They require we make some committments to our selves that allow investing some of our time in ways that strenghthen those feelings.

The good news is that we don't have to invest alot of money in the process. Most of the time, that which feeds happy and positive are not costly. In fact, the expensive stuff seems to satisfy in the moment,but fades quickly over time. The new car gets dirty and scuffed and the new whatever is often taken for granted within months of its arrival--not always,but often.

Our stinginess enters in because we as people typically don't prioritize our needs. Lots of times we don't even think about them as we run about the planet in a tizzy and a tailspin prioritizing others over ourselves. I am encouraging you to think about this area and begin to identify what "vitaminds" will work for you. Step 2 is allowing the time to engage in them. If you do, Step 3 is more positive feelings and greater happiness.

More on this tomorrow.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

HOOKED ON HAPPY: PART VI

In Friday's blog I mentioned GLOP. Glop is a way some seek to find happiness. Believe me when I say it is not there. Glop breeds trouble and pain, sadness and loss. Glop is everywhere and it calls our name.

Glop is a word I use to symbolize the self-defeating, self-destructive,greed-based temptations that surround us.There is glop in a plate, in a glass, pill bottle, street drugs, casino, boardroom and bedroom. There is glop in shops and on credit cards. Porno is glop too as are inappropriate emails and texts or voice mails.

Intriguingly, when we are unhappy glop is well positioned to strike our vulnerable parts. When we are unhappy, we are more likely to say, "What the hey..." When we are in physical or emotional pain glop sneaks in where angels fear to tread. Glop takes advantage of our vulnerable child parts that want what they want when they want it. Just ask the child molestor coach, the politicians snagged a few weeks ago, the ponzi scheamer dreamers, the husband or wife whose emails or texts outed their daliences or the people who got DUI's this week, how happy and positive they are right now?

Watch the glop. Stop the glop.In the long run it always plays out like a sad country song. Manage your life well and avoid the temporary nonsolutions of glopful encounters. There are much better ways to seek a more permanent positivism and happiness. Read last weeks blogs for openers.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

HOOKED ON HAPPY: PART V

Fritz Perls, a Gestalt Psychologist once said, "I am me and you are you. If by chance we meet it can be wonderful. If not, it can't be helped." There may have been more, but I can't remember. I had it hanging in my office for many years.

My interpretation was that we are all different creatures and there is no doub that "One person's meat...." My blog of my comfort zones was mean't to be stimulating, not requiring emulating. You may hate the smell of candles. Fountains may evoke nothing but a need to pee. Your music may be heavy metal or (OMG bless) rap! Reading and exercising may be on your bottom 10 list. You may be disappointed in the one you are with. The beach may be equivilent to scratching on a blackboard.

I don't CARE what floats your boat. I want you to start taking better CARE  of you. If you do you will be happier and more positive.It is that simple,yet so, so difficult. We can be so stingy with ourselves and so giving with others.

Our differences are why they make chocolate, vanilla and strawberry and many other flavors. Find yours and start licking. If you want to feel happier and more positive do something about it. This is no time for a pity party. This is time to party hardy in whatever way you feel comfortable--as long as it is not GLOPFUL.

I hope you get my drift because I am going walking in the park  now and then to the gym. It is finally cool and I am going outside. I hope you go outside the box and find what works for you. I might even shoot a few hoops at the park. It connects me to my youth. Believe me when I say I need all the youth I can find right now cause I ain't too impressed with the aging process, beyond it being a better option than the alternative.

Some day we will all be gone sad to say. Seize the moment right now. You deserve the right to enjoy, feel positive and be happy. If not now, when? Ask yourself, when? I hope you answer right now, this minute and tomorrow as well.

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Bill
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

HOOKED ON HAPPY: PART IV

Yesterday's list of filters can seem overwhelming, so I would work them one at a time like the 12 Steps.

I would also stimulate happiness and positivism by identifying that which provides a sense of comfort, well being and good feelings. I don't know what it is for you, but I will tell you what works for me.

I listen to relaxing music almost all of my waking day. This is relatively new for me. I discovered that my visitors and I greatly enjoyed  having relaxing music play in all the offices in Plantation as part of the Tranquility Center. We also have a relaxing DVD playing in the waiting area. I can't for the life of me understand why doctors and dentists have CNN or Family Feud playing in theirs! For me bathing in classical or slow jazz music creates a calming and soothing feeling which in turn feeds into happier,more positive thoughts and feelings.

There is a small fountain in my office and a large one in my home. I find the sound of running water and the visual effects very calming too. I really think everyone needs a fountain in their life.

From time to time I light a candle in my office. The scent wafts through the air pleasantly, while the flickering light has a similar effect to water dripping on a fountain. It's peaceful and comforting.

I read Good Stuff each month. It is a small publication with a huge impact of insights and inspiration. Mostly quotes and a couple of interesting stories. It is a quick read that often lifts you up. Call 800 220 8600 to subscribe. Here is a sampling from 8/09 :  "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it will be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't happened yet. I have jjust one day, today, and I'm going to be happy with it." Groucho Marx.

I enjoy the outdoors whenever I can. I walk in the park daily, whenever possible. I like to read or write in my backyard. I go to the beach often. This is like being near a giant fountain. I am about to join Morikami Gardens in Boca (see previous blog) and hope to visit once a month. Being outside,especially when it is not too hot, makes me happy. When it is too hot I go in a pool. I have been in my pool more times in the last couple of months than in the last 10 years. All of these activities help me to feel alive,in touch with nature's wonders and happy.

I don't like doing exercise in particular,but I do like how I feel after I am done. There is no denying that moving about the planet helps release our angst as well as brain chemicals that pump us up emotionally.

I like generativity aka growing stuff. I gave up my fake, plastic plants a few years ago and enjoy tending to live ones on my patio. Tried to grow tomatoes, but in the summer heat they failed. My plants, on the other hand, are doing nicely. Watering them is a loving act. Their growing is giving back.

As I mentioned on the blogs about the author, Pat Conroy, I enjoy reading well written novels. They transport me from my life to others. I get to meet interesting people and enjoy the author's observations and philosophies about life. Reading takes us away from our problems,stressors, etc. and allows us to vicariously observe other people's triumphs and defeats.

I really enjoy writing. Whether it is this blog or an article, writing definitely gives me an outlet and makes me feel happy and proud if it comes out well.

I enjoy nostalgic moments and have recently purchased 10 Dean Martin TV show DVD's. They bring back memories of entertainers no longer with us and memories of simpler,Happy Day, times. I have the complete set of I Love Lucy DVD's and hope to watch them soon as well.

This year I started watching Dolfin games on HDTV. I don't qualify as a true fan,but I am enjoying the action, especially when HD makes me feel that I am in the huddle with them. Today is Sunday and they have a bye week and I am genuinely disappointed. May just have to watch another team today.

Positivsm for me is sparked by my partner. I am pleased to say that we enjoy a close friendship and loveship after almost 50 years of being together--in fact, in many ways it is closer than ever. That rather remarkable connection makes me very happy. I hope you have someone special in your life too--if not now real soon. It is easy to take our partners for granted. We need to appreciate anyone who contributes to our life in a positive way.

So these are my sources of gratification, happiness, positivism and peace of mind. I am not prescribing it for you. I am describing it for you to encourage you to ask yourself, "What gives me pleasure and good feelings?", "What can I do to increase the presence of those presents in my life?", "What gifts can I give myself that will add to my happiness and positivism?"

If, in fact, happiness is a choice, then what choices can you make to add to yours?


Bye For Now,

Bill 
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

HOOKED ON HAPPY: PART III

The roads to getting hooked on happy and positivism is a slow one with many obstacles in our path. First you need to get to neutral which, for most people, takes a little while in its own right. Then from neutral we have to reframe the way we look at life. We need to change the filters that cause our thinking patterns which, in turn, greatly influence our emotional reactions aka our feelings.

 As I have previously written in a brief article called." The Slow Evolving Process of Personal Growth," (see williampenzerphd.com menu choice writings),our personal growth comes slowly. It also comes at any time which makes the adage,"you can't teach an old dog new tricks," totally untrue. This old dog has learned many new tricks in the past few years! Slow as it might be it is a wonderful  and fulfilling feeling when it arrives.

Let's look at  some of the filters we need to incorporate inorder to get to positive spaces more of the time:
                            
                                . gratitude for all the stuff we are thankful for--and we gotta count it all--write
                                  it down if that will help
                                . acceptance of the many issues over which we have no control (say the serenity
                                  prayer three times a day)
                                . optomism that things will turn out all right for ourselves and those we love
                                .  healthy denial that bad things happen to other people and not us or ours
                                . compassion for ourselves and others given our imperfections,limitations
                                  and shortcomings
                                 . a strong sense, based on the reality of our lives, that we deserve happiness,
                                   pleasure,comfort, peace of mind,etc.
                                 . a sentry that catches us going back into negativity and propels us forward into
                                   positive space
                                  . an understanding that happiness and positivism are not always going to be
                                    present when our lives encounter a speed bump,but that we will cope and rise above
                                    and return to positive ASAP--or at least as soon as that is appropriate

Bye For Now,

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

HOOKED ON HAPPY: PART II

Might want to go back and read Friday and Monday blog as this is a series on positivism and happiness.

I believe many of us received a distorted view of happiness as part of our growing up. Holding aside those rasied with neglect and abuse, the majority were made to feel as if their wishes were their parent's commands. Not always, but often enough in most cases, family's try to give to their children and make them happy. This is especially true of the infant and toddler. Thus, for many of us our intro to life was filled with our narcissism being indulged by those around us. It gives the impression that happiness and pleasure are our birthright and that it comes automatically. Nothing could be further from the truth.

At some point along the way reality rules and breaks the magic of our happiness. Parent's divorce, die, lose their jobs, become addicts,etc. Siblings die, taunt us, take our stuff, get pregnant, run away, become addicts, etc. We fail a test, have to do homework, get in trouble,strike out on the ball field or other places, become addicts, get pregnant,get nervous,etc.  The happy, fun loving kid gets wounded in so many ways on the battlefield of life. Recess is over and life gets more serious,complicated and demanding as we get older.

This is why feeling positive and happy can be an uphill struggle all the way. The cessful moments of our past have a way of lingering toxicly across the years like raw sewerage. However, we can push past them and rise above them. We can learn from them and let go of them. This is what therapy helps do so well most of the time. As I wrote a week or so ago, therapy comes in many forms.

Your first goal is to find a position between negative and narcissim. Let's call it neutral.This space enjoys the pleasures or comforts of the moment, enjoys thinking of past times that were good and anticipates more of the same in the future. This space does not klnow what lies ahead,but assumes things will work out OK. In this position you literally lift yourself out of negative and try to learn to go with the flow. When the hole of negativity reaches out for you, you step aside and change the channel. A typical self-statement in this position is, "I don't know how the ..speech..dinner party..dentist apopointment...plane ride..whatever.. will go, but I assume it will/I will.be OK. Admittedly not easy, but doable.

Tomorrow we will talk about going from neutral to positive.

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Bill
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Monday, October 19, 2009

HOOKED ON HAPPY: PART I

On Friday I blogged about a free group that Mimi, our Director of the Tranquility Center, is starting to help people strengthen their committment to being more positive in their day to day lives. For more information call her at 954 696 1248.

I thought this week I would blog some on that topicand the general area of happiness. The latter is really elusive in today's world. I believe we suffer from information overload. Bad news has always traveled fast,but never faster than now. And, it comes at us from so many different sources.

I encourage people, especially sensitive and emotionally worn people, to block as much of that input as possible. It is important to surround yourself with that which soothes and comforts your soul. Think about what that is for you and think about how you can increase its presence in your life.

Happiness and positivism do not come naturally to most of us. People tend to be overwhelmed by their fears,worries,anticipations and negative expectations. Many dwell on what is or might go wrong as opposed to what is right--RIGHT NOW! One of the goals of a person trying to get to more positive spaces more often is to practice staying in what I call, the moment of the now.

As your mind drifts to negativity like a tongue going right for the hole left by a tooth extraction, pull it back. Change the direction of your thoughts by switching to a different channel. Remind yourself of the present moment and do something to make that moment a little more comforting and a little brighter. Someone once wrote a book called, " Happiness is a Choice."  Start right now to choose it more often.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Friday, October 16, 2009

STAY UP!

Mimi, our Director of the Tranquility Program, is going to facilitate a free support group for POSITIVE PEOPLE or those who aspire to become that,entitled STAY UP.

It will begin on Wednesday,October 21 at 7PM in our Plantation Office.

Call her for more details (954 696 1248) and registration as we are limited to 15 participants.

If your initial reaction is posivie sign up. If your inital reaction is not, hurry up and sign up.

Bye For Now,

Bill


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Thursday, October 15, 2009

A WALK IN A (OMG) DIFFERENT PARK: XII

It always amazes me how local treasures go undiscovered. In Boca Raton, Florida we have Morikami Gardens. It is where the pictures in my article, "TAKING BETTER CARE OF YOU:The Secret Doors",(see williampenzerphd.com) were shot two years ago.

I went back there last week to walk around and enjoy the tranquility and beautiful gardens plus. I plan to join for an annual membership, go to their festivals and have lunch in their reasonably priced Japanese restaurant. I want to visit once a month.

It is a special place. If you don't know it go. If you do go back soon.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A WALK IN THE PARK:XI

I have known about the power of distraction for a very long time. As a young boy I had to have a shot a week for my cold/bronchitis vulnerability. Somehow I learned that if I bit down on a wooden  tongue depressor at the moment of the shot it would lessen the pain. Needles were pretty thick back then !

I also discovered several years ago that reading the newspaper in the steam room distracted me from the heat. I enjoy the sweat,but not the Hate's-like heat.

Yesterday, I took my tape recorder to the park to walk and work on an article I am writing. I couldn't believe how fast I arrived back at my start spot and how little attention I paid to the multilevel sweat that had accumulated on my body on a 90 degree day--in October!

I believe that distraction--healthy distraction-- is what keeps us sane and comfortable-- through less than comfortable times. This is why TV and computers are so comforting as they distract us from us! It is OK as long as we stay grounded in reality and don't allow distractions to keep us from appropriately living and managing our lives. I hope this blog is a healthy and encouraging distraction for you. If so tell your family, friends,etc.

Bye For Now,

Bill
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A WALK IN THE PARK:PART X

This morning the park in which I walk was awash in noise. The leaf blowers were going full blast. Someone in an adjacent apartment was cutting tile on a screetching saw. There was a tool attached to a truck digging a hole in the ground making a loud sound like a generator giving it force. Kids were screaming in the playground and some were crying --the way kids can in the midst of fun. These noises rotated as I walked around the oval.

Didn't bother me one bit. The park ius my sanctuary--even on a noisy day.

We all need to tune out the noise and tune in on the treasures.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Monday, October 12, 2009

A WALK IN THE PARK: PART IX

Sunday the games were over in the park by the time I walked. The red baseball team had beat the blue one. Both had hangers on talking, replaying the game,drinking water or a beer and socializing. The red team sat in the parking lot and the blue on the bleachers near the field. The comraderie of each group was what struck me.

The same was true of the basketball players. Yes, the explicatives were flying, but they were having post game fun talking about everything from pro basketball to their just finished game. The same was true over on the soccer fields. Though I didn't understand their banter in Portugese, I could sense their passion for the sport and for each other.

In all sports, there is a game and there is a team and there is a social network that at times seems more important than the other two. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, as the Gestalt Psychologists, taught us long ago.

GO PEOPLE! YAY!

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Friday, October 9, 2009

THE DALAI LAMA ON HELPING OTHERS

If you are a doctor, don't look after your patients out of routine or obligation.

When we take care of others it is extremely important to cultivate an altruistic attitude. This benefits not only the person on the receiving end,but also the person who gives.

The more we are concerned about the happiness of others,the more we are building our own happiness at the same time.

Never consider yourself to be superior to those you are helping.

When you are helping someone, do not be content with solving their problems...Give them also the means to resolve their problems themselves.


I am pleased and proud to say that without having read these ideas before, my colleagues and I have always operated on these principles and that is why our help has been so effective.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

THE MAGIC OF THERAPY

As I have observed both professionally and personally there is an element in an effective psychotherapy that is magical. Since the process is focused on change and modification--especially of unhealthy thinking and behaving patterns--things that aren't focused on can change too.

It is as if an energy force is generated that works on what we are working on as well on what goes unspoken. Thus the results and the dividends are multiplied multifold.

I can't tell you how proud I am to have been associated with this magical process for over 36 years of helping others. It fills my pride bank every day as I help others fill theirs.

I sincerely hope you have personally experienced this magical process. It doesn't always work, but when it does-- which is most of the time--WOW!

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Bye

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

INTERACTIVE THERAPIES

The many people we encounter in our lives serve as a form of therapy--even though most are untrained. Bartenders, nail techs and hair stylists all hear more than their fare share of troubles from their clients. So do friends, coworkers, neighbors and others with whom we socialize and interact.

Though there may be some forces missing from these interactions that are part of a more traditional therapy, ( see tomorrows blog)  these can be helpful as well.

Important is to consider the source. The venting is always helpful, but sometimes the advice leaves something to be desired. Usually, you can judge the advice based on how the other person is living their own life. If it is stable their advice may be helpful. If there's is a chaotic scene, the helpfulness typically declines.

Yet I have met many less than stable therpaists, whose advice, support and help is top notch,despite their own messes. It is hard to predict, but we should always consider the source.

Bye For Now,

Bill


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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

MUSIC AS THERAPY

Surround yourself with the music you enjoy. I do. Part of our Tranquility Center in Plantation plays peaceful,relaxing music throughout the day. Everyone loves it--especially our staff. It porovides a soothing and calming background to the trauma we hear about and seek to neutralize. It salves our minds.

At home, as well, I have music--soft jazz or classical--playing throughout our waking hours. It provides a pleasant backdrop to whatever we are doing. It is playing now as I type.

No matter what your musical preferences I encourage you to lanquish and bathe in music. It heals your soul while awakening your senses and tranquilizing your anxieties. It is pure therapy.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Monday, October 5, 2009

READING AS THERAPY:PART II

As I continue to read Pat Conroy's, "South of Broad", I realize that a good novelist can hit you right in your emotional lobanza and bring out all kinds of emotions. Depending on the page I love Pat or dislike him immensely/intensely as he makes me think, laugh or cry. But I always respect him and his ability to put words together to form sentences that are like the kiss of a loved one or the scalpel of a surgeon. Both go right to your heart!

Consider this brief sample from page 173:

                       Of all the friends I have, I think that Chad Rutledge and I understand each other
                       along every latitude and longitude of our melancholy hearts,and along the breathless
                       equator of our poor,lacerated souls.We like each other less than our other friends, yet
                       we share a respect for the talents and flaws of the other: we acknowledge the kinship of
                       our charged,imperfect brotherhood. Neither of us fears a thing about the other, yet knows
                       there is much to fear about both of us.

Man, I just went from the clutch hitting single minor leaguer to the  little leagues. But I thank those of you who said, "you write well, Bill." Pat, on the other hand, writes symphonically. I will keep practicing!


Bye For Now,

Bill

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Friday, October 2, 2009

THERAPY DEFINED

I would define therapy as doing anything that takes better care of you,allows for considering new ways to think about yourself and life and fosters personal growth, healthy living and peace of mind.

I sincerely hope you find therapy in your path real soon.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

SUNDAY IS FUNDAY IS THERAPY TOO!

I am working on allowing more fun into my life. Here to for Sunday was just another workday. Paper work, writing, etc. took center ring.

This Sunday I walked in the park in the morning, played basketball, went to the gym, worked out and steamed and showered. Read a book after a light lunch and then watched football. Swam during half time.

I did nothing constructive or productive the entire day or evening. Watched more games than I have seen in a decade.Raptured with Pat Conroy's melodic musings in South of Broad. Helped plan a vacation for the winter. Went to sleep at 10,the time I used to leave for the gym. It was all good,but very strange.

I have decided that I will not do anything serious on a Sunday from now on. I am off duty, but for emergencies.If not now, when?


Bye For Now,

Bill

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