Things That Have Never Made Me Sad and Have Always Made Me Happy, Unconditionally
In the wake of one of the more devastating weekends I've had in a while (nothing says "my head is totally screwed on straight right now" like 36 straight hours of uncontrollable crying, just because.), my therapist has instructed me to create a list of people/things I am grateful for. (Alternatively, I'm calling this lists Things That Have Never Made Me Sad and Have Always Made Me Happy, Unconditionally.) While the OCD control freak in me desperately wants me to make this the pentultimate list of every single thing that has ever brought me unconditional joy, I'm trying very hard to limit it to the immediate things in my life that remind me that I am a good person, and I am loved. So. Here it is.My dad My mom My parents (as a collective unit) The Other Berlins The Japanese Maple tree at 91 Parsons Drive Austin BJ Becca Ramona Reading in the bathtub PBRPRPSCLCS David Bowie's Package Daffodils Ifihadahifi Gelflings B-Fest Sticking my face in strange dog's faces Lobsters Dinosaurs Surprise llama farms Roller derby Being an alumna of Beloit College The Jersey shore (not to be confused with The Jersey Shore.) I'm pretty sure that the point of this is to keep this list close to me, and too look at it whenever I feel too low to function, to remind myself that I do have goodness in my life. We'll see how well this works.