Tuesday, November 25, 2014
561 - Have a Sunday newspaper festival! Recently, I got a Sunday New York Times at a local book store. Since we already get the Akron Beacon Journal and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, I had a real newspaper jamboree! It was so much fun to get so many different perspectives and to appreciate so many topics and styles of writing. As a result of all this newspaper happiness, I am now a Sunday New York Times subscriber. Sometimes it takes me until Tuesday to get through all the papers, but I have a great time!
562 - Make a list of simple things that make you happy. I got this idea when I was going around in a big revolving door and feeling happy about it. Other simple things that make me happy:
a hard boiled egg
a good rock
interesting light outdoors
any sock monkey
making lots of green lights in a row
interesting bumper stickers
563 - Write each day's best event in an engagement calendar. At the end of the month, you can review the highlights of the interesting things you did and even pick out the best one!
564 - If you are picking up someone on their birthday, decorate the inside of your car. You can even put signs on the outside that say things like, "Honk! It's Sam's Birthday". This is a wonderful, festive, and unusual way to celebrate!
565 - Keep an eye out for vanity license plates. Sometimes it's a real challenge to decipher what the letters mean. The best place to do this is in a parking lot when you are walking so you don't get too distracted while driving. My favorite -- PEACE2U.
566 - Listen carefully when a child explains something. This is a real privilege, and you might learn something new and unusual!
567 - Take photographs of where you live in all kinds of weather and various kinds of light.
568 - Surprise someone with tickets to a special event. You could even make it a surprise adventure!
569 - Take photographs from an airplane window. There are even sunrise and sunset opportunities above the clouds!
570 - Learn how to knit or crochet, or both! It is very calming to do interesting repetitive motions, and you can create some great projects!