My friends are a great source of inspiration for me. Friends are great. No matter how crazy you are, they are there for you. And no matter their idiosyncrasies, you put up with them – because having them as a friend makes your life worth living. They don’t always have to agree with you or think the same as you. One of the great things about friends is when they don’t think like you … and you begin to think less like you.
Friends help us grow and keep us open minded. They can bring new perspectives and teach us things we never knew – like how to stop losing at pool or how to write a poem. Sometimes our friends even learn from us and they are grateful. When a friend shows you gratitude for something it makes your whole day, maybe even your whole week.
And of course, when times are tough, true friends are always there for you. They can even help you find your way when you are lost. Never forget to let your friends know how much they mean to you and never forget to be an awesome friend to them.
I spent the day at the bay today (say that 3 times fast). I watched fishers catching fish off of the rocks or from their boats. There weren’t very many today. I saw a couple of people gliding by on their kayaks and there was a guy on a paddle board with his dog standing on the front end – so quiet and still.
I just enjoyed being next to the water, watching the seagulls, pelicans and herons, and especially the seals, playing and basking in the sun. The boats in the dock rocked whenever a wake was made but otherwise the water was still. It was so serene and blissful. I even lost the desire to check in online, on my phone. I wasn’t anxious at all. I was just as still and quiet as the scene, lost in the moment, allowing everything else to dissolve away.
Days like this come too few and far between, but now that spring is here and summer is on the way, I plan to take advantage of the Southern California weather and enjoy moments such as this more frequently. I went back home… inspired.
Not your typical list of things to do to make yourself happier. This article explains how certain activities actually change your brain chemistry to make you feel real happiness (not just temporary moments of glee). Take your time to digest and then try just one of the tips and see how it works for you. I’m already an expert at No. 2 but I will start with No. 1 as that is where I need to focus most at this time.
Can’t believe I only just stumbled on this group a few days ago. Please check this site out. If you ever wanted to do anything to help someone else or wanted to be a part of something awesome that could change the world you live in this is the place for you! http://www.idealist.org/
Please post your comments about this organization here. I’d love to see ideas and get feedback from others – especially if you’re in Orange County, California.