Over the past few weeks, everyone who’s participated has found things to be happy about that they hadn’t even considered or thought about, and seen gifts in situations that they wouldn’t have otherwise.
It’s my firm belief that even when it seems like everything’s going wrong in your life, there is always, always, ALWAYS something that’s going right.
I've also brought along my dog, Wilma, for company.
Go ahead, kick it up a notch and add yours to the list in the comments below, ‘k?
🙂 Here are 300 reasons to be happy and things to love about your life right now.
After the honeymoon period, where I was just astounded that I was having sex, our relationship became a matter of constant fighting, jealousy, guilt trips and having to justify myself on an almost daily basis.
Almost every fight we ever had would escalate from disagreeing over what to rent at Blockbuster to threats of breaking up with me… I allowed her walk all over me because I was willing to put up with this.
I had been there for less than an hour before she showed up to quite literally drag me away (warning sign #3).
I forget what the excuse was, but it was some “togetherness” emergency – I had to go shopping with her for some trivial thing or other. In fact, that phrase – “I let her” – defined the majority of our relationship.I had few boundaries to speak of and even less self-esteem…and I was willing to consider this treatment a fair price for being in a relationship. In fact, many people who are socially inexperienced – geeks and nerds especially – will have encountered all of these and more over the course of their relationships… Many will assume that these are just par for the course when it comes to relationships – platonic, romantic, or familial.This time, it's not someone that a friend has fixed me up with nor someone I've met at a party, but rather someone intelligent, age appropriate (I'm 52), also divorced and emotionally sympathetic. Simon Mills, right, is divorced and been struggling to find love. It's a well-worn cliche, but we had nothing in common. I uploaded my most handsome, recent-ish photo and dived in. Two lunches, two early evening drinks, two dinners.He turns to Manj Weerasekera, aka The Fresh Start Guy, a dating coach, to learn techniques to find - and keep - the next love of his life Calling on his own experiences as a divorced father of two who is in a happy new relationship, Manj helps wealthy people (and a few celebrities) to find their 'Mrs Right' the second, or even third, time around. Do I pour out my heart, weeping on his shoulder as I tell him the story of my own break-up? There was infidelity, pain, heartache and industrial levels of mutual disrespect. Even though I should have done it years before, moving out was protracted and painful. But after a couple of months, the intensity of dating began to consume me. Manj wants me to start by imagining my ideal woman. Key to my success with this ideal woman is - counter-intuitively - my perception of my former wife.When I look back at my bad old days, there’re a number of things that stand out as emblematic of who I was – the fear of letting go of a bad relationship because I didn’t think I could do any better, being unable to relax and enjoy my time with one woman because I couldn’t stop looking for the shoe to drop… But there is one very specific night that, to my mind, was one of the most representative of how bad things were.