541 - Take a series of photographs of the sunrise. These are some of the photos I took in Ocean City, Maryland last week. Every morning I got up to greet the sun. It was a terrific way to start the day.
542 - Try a week, or even a day, without TV. You might be surprised at how much time it frees up and what other fun things you can do instead.
543 - Name your Super Powers and let them shine! We all have things at which we excel -- kindness, lovingness, and compassion are just a few. You could even start developing a new Super Power to your own advantage and for the benefit of other people.
544 - Take an interesting course online. There are all kinds of courses available. Some of them are even free and often you can go at your own speed.
545 - Get your car detailed every once in a while. It's fun to have an interior that is spotless, just like when you first got it. If you have an older car, a detail will revive it's spirits. If you don't want to pay to have someone super clean the inside and/or outside of your car, grab some car cleaning supplies, paper towels, and some cotton swabs and go to town.
546 - Celebrate! Many occasions can be happily celebrated with a lot of fun and fanfare. Some balloons and crepe paper streamers make for a great celebratory environment, and you can make signs, have a cake, drinks, and other refreshments. Once my Dad refused an invitation to our house to celebrate his birthday because he didn't want a lot of fuss. I promised him it would be low key, and he agreed to come. So I had a cake that said, THIS IS NOT A CAKE, and had the neighborhood kids come over to sing happy birthday. He actually relaxed into it all and had a great time. Thank heavens!
547 - Honor a memory in a tangible way. Once, when I was having a rough time, my friend, Sally, told me, "Carol, you exist in a purple globe of love!". That was absolutely the most spirit lifting thing she could have said to me. Soon after that, I was at an arts and crafts show and saw some gorgeous purple round glass ornaments, so I got one for both of us. It's a wonderful reminder of our friendship and the way we reach out to each other.