Remember the piggy bank happiness calculator I was doing? A quarter is feeling Really Good, a dime is feeling Good, a nickel is feeling Somewhat Good, and a penny is feeling Bad.
Well the bank was completely full – I’m thinking it has been filling since probably last summer and we all know what has taken place since last summer.
It is important to remember that this is simply a means of recording what was – it is not a system designed to change how one feels, or berate someone to feel something that isn’t there. In fact, the very act of depositing a coin verifies and validates the feelings at the time.
Drum roll………………..dink!! clink!!
77% of the time I was feeling Really Good (quarters)
34% of the time I was feeling Good (dimes)
25% of the time I was feeling Somewhat Good (nickels)
22% of the time I was feeling Bad (pennies)
Bear in mind, sometimes you are soooo happy, you don’t think to run to the bank and deposit a coin. And, likewise, on really horrible days, you wouldn’t do that either. So these are those days that the moment is relaxed, you are doing the dishes and cleaning up the counter and there, sits some coins. Which ones do you want to put in the bank?
I feel this is a really good way of determining my basic outlook on life because it is not calculated. It is when my mind is not necessarily in high gear, and it is a quick, gut impulse to select the coin and make the deposit. . . . It is a learning tool that shows me where I am functioning. Then I can perhaps turn to whatever means might help me to change towards a more positive outlook.
May God save the Queen!! (my latest mantra :))
I think I’m getting a dog! We have our home visit next week some time. I’m going to name her Happy! (Because I want to get happy, be happy, and have happiness in my life! Just saying the word over and over out loud – as you do, addressing your dog – don’t you think that will have an enormous affect on attitude around here? !)
Anyway, tomorrow I’m off to bury Mom with Dad and see all kinds of family.