Seven plus Seven

is fourteen, of course it is, or 77 if you put them side by side, but Rory has other ideas.
Check out his latest gem here

Can you list ‘just seven things’ that make you happy – whatever your definition of happy is – can you list just seven things that bring a joy into your life or an energy or even a sustainable synergy that when combined award you – your variation of happiness?

Why do they make you feel happy?

Once you have done that, list just seven things that make you unhappy.

Then when you have done that – explain this …. ‘How do YOU define happiness?’

Now regular readers know that every day I try to make at least one person smile. Making them laugh is an added bonus, but smiles are free, and exercise more facial muscles than those used to frown.

So to list seven things that make me happy (and smile without listing Hubby and the dog at least twice):

1. Getting a letter in the mail from a friend
2. Having a slice of cheesecake and not putting on weight
3. Writing a blog post that proves popular
4. Hubby buying me flowers for no reason
5. Seeing positive results in the garden
6. Seeing fellow dog walkers and being able to chat sensibly from a distance
7. Being able to pay the bills, eat well, and have the occasional treat

Why do they make me happy? Because they aren’t stressful, it’s good to converse with other people and generally make me feel good about my life.

Now the down side, seven things that make me unhappy.
Apart from the obvious and our government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic,

1.  Having to watch someone I care about in pain and being unable to do anything about it
2.  Unable to physically visit Bro at the drop of a hat
3.  Price increases in the supermarkets
4.  Having some extra money and not being able to spend it as everywhere’s shut!
5.  Fancying a chocolate biscuit and not having any in the cupboard
6.  Pain in my hands from arthritis
7.  The uncertainty of health matters and availability of check ups

So, what is my definition of happiness? Simple: Having all that I want and wanting all that I have.

Update 28th May
Rory has kindly Gifted the Compliment on this post
Thank you so much Rory!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Seven plus Seven

  1. Sadje says:

    I like your lists. You have made it simple and basic.

  2. And excellent balance of good and bad Di – nicely done 🙂

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