Good afternoon! I've decided to title these posts "emotional hygiene," since they are as necessary as brushing my teeth in the morning! I write them as soon as I wake up, & use them to tune my mood to feeling good. I start with writing about what I'm grateful for, to 'start my engine'. That always gets me away from grumpland and into a better place to think about what I want to happen today, which I write about in a 'today's intentions' paragraph. Next comes "wouldn't it be nice if..." which is an even more specific way to think about what I want. Last comes a rampage of appreciation, filled with love and rad links, to get me hyphy and happy and loving everything. So here we go!
I am grateful for constantly flowing new ideas. I am grateful to wake up with a new perspective each and every day. I am grateful for contrast. I am grateful to lay off the sugar today! I am grateful for spinach! I am grateful to wake up naturally after 8 hours of sleep. I am grateful we stayed up so late working on TPP#298! I am grateful it's such a fantastic episode! I am grateful we had a birthday party last night! I am grateful for our Nikon and Sanyo and iPhones to document our lives with! I am grateful that I have 69 reasons to love myself. I am grateful we baked our first batch of vegan cupcakes! I am grateful we learned so much from the experiment! I am grateful we get to see a show tonight! I'm grateful we get to make magick pellets today! I'm grateful we get to go on a 6 mile run today! I'm grateful I am FOCUSED today!
Today I intend to FOCUS. That's all. That is all I care about. FOCUS. That's all I want. FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS. Oh, and have mad amounts of fun!
Wouldn't it be nice to stay focused for an entire month? Wouldn't it be nice to stick to my decisions? Wouldn't it be nice to drink a spinach smoothie? Wouldn't it be nice to go for that run soon? Wouldn't it be nice to do our miles by walking to Whole Foods? Haha. Wouldn't it be nice if Whole Foods had deglet dates? Wouldn't it be nice if we got everything done today that we planned? Wouldn't it be nice to go for a bike ride? Wouldn't it be nice to run around a track? Wouldn't it be nice to have a kale salad for dinner? Wouldn't it be nice to be happy and healthy every day? Wouldn't it be nice if all our podcasts were as good as the one we made last night? Wouldn't it be nice to keep finding awesome music on Jamendo for the podcast? Wouldn't it be nice if 10 more people subscribed to the School mailing list today? Wouldn't it be nice to get all of November's programming schedule filled? Wouldn't it be nice to live on ENTIRELY PASSIVE INCOME?
I love getting up after 8 hours of sleep! I love natural energy! I love working on my lifestream! I love our podcast! I love birthday parties! I love taking photos with the Nikon! I love passive income! I love focusing! I love sifting through contrast to figure out what I want in life! I love getting beautiful postcards in the mail! I love my grandparents and their 50th anniversary bookmark I use all the time! I love that they send me cute paper pumpkins in the mail for Halloween! I LOVE OCTOBER! I love Halloween! I love how blustery it looks outside! I love that it's supposed to storm! I love storms! I love rain! I love goth shit! I love black lace and fishnet and pyramid studs and spikes and hair dye and nail polish and black lipstick and dried roses and chains and romance and death! I love life! I love riding the wave! I love that everything is made out of waves! I love that I am a vibration! I love DECIDING TO FOCUS!!
And I love the Internet! Today I love:
- rich chocolate vegan cupcake recipes!
- Claude VonStroke's music and videos! "Who's Afraid of Detroit" (by promotional web video company Locker Partners) is stunning but "Deep Throat" is MIND BLOWING. WATCH IT NOW.
- workisnotajob. True THAT. (via jettavegas.com)
- I LOVE PARIS HILTON AND I WON'T HIDE IT. This Paris fan-tumblr, That's Hot and HUGE, is SO PRECIOUS.
- My mom's blog rules! Live from Burnet, Texas.
- Emma Kavanagh's lifestream is so inspiring!
- I am so into conscious water experiments! I intend to start my own when the time is right...
Wouldn't it be nice to hear what you are loving today too?