First off. Happy Canada Day Everyone! Whether you are a Canadian or not, I hope that you get to enjoy today in all its greatness.
My daily happy for today is being uncomfortable. I know that this may sound a little absurd, but if you think about it, one way to find happiness is to find out what makes us uncomfortable, and the reason behind being uncomfortable. I like to think of it as a lesson that I can always keep in my back pocket and bring out later on when I face a similar situation.
For example, going to a new place to eat. George and I are what some would say loyal regular customers. We like what we like. But on occasion, we will go to a place that we have never been before and try something different. Like today. We went to this restaurant in Bedford called The Lemon Tree. It was very nice place with Turkish food, and boy was it yummy. The staff was very friendly and the prices were reasonable. Now, going to new places out of our comfort zone is not something that George and I do often. But when we do, for some reason it turns out to be something magical. I guess it is more than being uncomfortable; it is more about being with the man that I love, and sharing new experiences with him.
I can not tell you how many times that either George or I were completely uncomfortable, but because we were together, our apprehensions just dissipated. Again, something magic, I assume.
There are other reasons why being uncomfortable is something to be happy about. Think of it this way: if you listen to yourself or your intuition, when you feel uncomfortable, you will learn what makes you feel that way, and if you are smart, you will try to avoid that feeling again. ~Or~ you can press through to see if that feeling was a warranted feeling. If so, great job; if not you will know that perhaps you need not feel as uncomfortable as that again next time.
Any way you slice it, being uncomfortable is something that you have to face on your road to finding true happiness. Life is not something to fear, but something to embrace.
At the end of this all, my tummy is full, my husband is happy, and we are in love. So it was a great day.
Be Mindful. Be Present. Be Happy!
Happy Does It! ;o)