Saturday, June 24, 2006
A couple of days ago, I read this article about happiness and it made me think. What makes me happy? Someone smiling at me, a full moon and starlit night sky, delicious food, that feeling of delight after you see a great movie, witty repartee, fresh smelling just out of the dryer toasty warm laundry, all sorts of things.
Lately, I've realized that blogging makes me happy. I get into a zone where I don't notice time passing. I'm simply enjoying the present moment. I always hope for comments and that other people identify with what I'm writing, but deep down, it doesn't matter. I'm doing this for me. It almost feels like a sinful pleasure, like eating too much chocolate, but there is no stomach ache after and no calories! I'm probably burning calories! Granted this is not aerobics, but my brain is definitely getting a workout. Blogging is like meditation. I am enjoying the moment as it happens. There may even be some enlightenment going on. What makes you feel happy?
If you're interested in finding out how other people are feeling, check out this website. I feel intrigued and want to participate in this project. I am feeling hopeful. If you check out this website, you will see that my last two sentences may have just been entered into the database of several million human feelings.
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