Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Little Dopamine in My Zucchini Bread, Please

Yes the title of this post is random, yes it does make sense. Let me, it is too long - let me sum up:

On Tuesday, the school had a speaker present to the faculty and staff on Positive Psychology and Happiness. A fun two hours, I'll say that much. What came out of it, for me, was a homework assignment from my boss: I have to journal, for 21 consecutive business days (not including federal holidays?), about a positive experience in my day. The hope is that after 21 days a new (healthy) habit is formed...but seeing as I am one of the most positive people I know, I might just create a black hole in time and space here in Houston, TX. So here's to happy thoughts and black holes!

Wednesday 18th's Positive Moment

My positive moment came today at 7:30 am when I opened my work e-mail. I found that at 6:14 am a man, who had the previous night made me cry in a public shop and then hug a complete stranger, had sent me an apology e-mail. Now, there are really only three ure-fire ways to make me cry: play the song "Amazing Grace," convince me that I am inept and a failure at my job, or present me with a task that frustrates my perfectionist tendencies. This man had chosen option number two. And despite everyone agreeing I was in the right and that he was unstable, I was still having trouble facing my job that morning knowing that a man out there was convinced I was a rotten excuse for a human being who didn't deserve my job...and he was going to tell my boss that too. So, to have that apology waiting for me as I sipped my teacher-lounge coffee from my Harry Potter mug, was positive...practically inspiring and uplifting. It was the bright spot at the end of yesterday's gloomy evening.

In other news: I baked two loaves of zucchini bread this weekend and they are very tasty despite Texas' lame zucchinis (not everything is bigger here), I encountered my first cockroach in bed with me at 4 am this morning, I am having a friend move into Houston (and possibly stay with me for a while), I spent this evening at a gathering called Wednesday Women and Wine, and I heard about one of the best dreams ever from my boyfriend. Oh, and school starts tomorrow at JCS. Sigh. And I am going questing.

1 comment:

  1. OH MY GOSH. We had a similar experience. The details are different but the essence is the same. It also plays into why we haven't talked on the phone yet. Oh my gosh girl, the plans are a-changing. I promise we'll talk soon!! I have so much to tell you. That's a really good idea, though. I think I might write down on positive thing a day for September. :)