Turning A Grumpy Day Into Happiness
Last Update: Apr 14, 2022
Hello, my very special WA family!
I'd like to share about a day,,,
Tax day is no one's favorite. I procrastinate until my last possible day off before blasting through the process. Sunday was the day.
I decided when I woke up that I needed to change my attitude, or I was going to give myself a headache and make everyone around me miserable.
Each day, I start the day with my Labrador, Ginger looking down at me telling me it's time to get up.She stands right on my chest and stares at me until I start to pet her and thank her for being my alarm.
We then go out and she does her business and I feed her. I then do 15 - 20 minutes of Qigong to begin my day in earnest.
This particular morning, I decided to record the day, a little like Jeff Brown, but no one blog journals their day as well as he does.
I couldn't figure out how to get a pic of my Qigong practice, so you'll have to imagine that.
After some oatmeal, nuts and dried fruit, it's time to check in with the WA family. I learn a lot just reading everyone's blogs. However, the training available is unbelievable and I think if I did a training twice a week, I probably wouldn't get through all there is for 40 years. However, I get in what I can.
Once that is complete, it's time for my morning walk/run with my wife, Erin. My wife is a fitness addict, and I'll never be able to keep up with her, but we have done this walk every day now for over 2 years. When COVID shut down my clinic, I found out how much I loved spending mornings home with Erin and Ginger. I vowed, never to open my shop before noon again. So far that's held up. A big reason I joined WA is so I can make up that morning money lost. We're getting there!
So off we go into the morning!
Erin leads the way for a while, and Ginger walks between us. If one of us gets an insight, we come together and discuss it, and then the pattern begins again. I love our morning talks. We connect and it sets up the day nicely!
We get 5.5 miles in before breakfast time for Erin. She starts later than I do because she teaches dance at night. She runs a local studio teaching mostly young women the value of dance as a discipline. My wife is extremely gifted, and I am very proud of her.
On this particular day, I'll dive into taxes.
After this walk, and knowing I'm going to share it with whomever may be interested here at WA, I'm in a much better starting mood than I would have been otherwise. I'll include one more pic from our walk. The hills in the distance are the Diablo Range lining the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. This is looking towards San Jose from the Cupertino hills in the western part of Santa Clara Valley, better known as "Silicon Valley." Cupertino is the home of Apple Computer.
I decided to go to my office to do my taxes, and take breaks at home in between. My office is five minutes from my home, an easy commute. Below is my desk, which is also the reception desk at my clinic. It's only me there, a one person clinic.
And I may as well show you my treatment room as well. This is where I help folks with their various pains.
OK, now for the taxes...
I was in such a good mood, it only took me 3 hours, and voila, done and smiling!
It just took a decision to change my perspective.
So, try it! Just decide you're not going to let a task, that you don't like to do, ruin your day!
And thrive instead!
Thanks for your time to take a peek into a mundane day in my life.
I'd love to hear about yours, and maybe see a piece of your slice of heaven in a blog soon!