It's world happiness day today. I'll have to admit, I have not spent the day in complete and utter happiness. My mom had to go to the ER today and my brother took her because he was the first one called. I was taking my son to an activity when it all went down. Normally, I cope pretty well with this kind of thing, but right now I am coping with a lot of stuff. I took a stress test the other day for stressful events and I scored 335. The test said if you score over 300 you should probably talk to someone and find ways to manage the stress. Today, my management of the stress included throwing up and going to bed for part of the day, while waiting to hear any news. In my defense, (because I always feel I have to defend my reasons for taking a nap for some reason!) I felt that I might need to spend the night at the hospital, if she had to stay. Fortunately, she did not have to stay and I am back up again, blogging, crocheting, watching TV and playing words with friends, some of the multitasking that I do when I am stressed. Sometimes one activity is not enough to take my mind off things. I'm not proud of it, but there it is.
Apartment Therapy has an excellent article today that is called Ten Simple Things to Make You Happier at Home. It touches on some of the things that we have already talked about on this blog, like making your bed, but the most fun part to me is something they call "If you can't get out of it, get into it". It's really good. You should go read it.
Now I am going to share a link to just about the best ever in the world blog post about feeling happier, how to look at your home with "fresh perspectacles". It is absolutely awesome and you should absolutely go read it, even if you never listen to anything else I say. Type. Whatever.
While you are over there, you might want to read her whole blog. Lot of wisdom there.
Take care of yourself today.