What makes my life fun? What are my favorite things?
- Going to museums
- Free concerts
- Spending time with family and friends
- Taking naps
- Reading books
- Getting cards in the mail
- Off roading in my Jeep
- Driving through the country
- The smell of old books
- Spending time in nature
- Going to libraries
- Going to bookstores
- Being spontaneous
- Sleeping on sheets fresh out of the dryer
- Walking through a park
- Playing video games at an arcade
- Making people laugh
- Watching animals play
- Petting my dogs
- Playing boardgames
- Spending time alone
- Netflix binging
How about you? What makes you happy?
Life has to be everything. It can’t be all sad. It can’t be all peaches and cream. Because, the lows have you appreciate the highs. And the highs give you perspective on the lows. If it’s not everything, it becomes flat or mundane. – Sterling K Brown
When the only thing left in your freezer is a tub of butter and some lunch meat, it might be time to stop procrastinating and actually go to the grocery store.
Some people thrive on drama; however, I prefer a drama free life. I want to go about my day in a calm manner. I want to chill and relax. I want to deal with problems as they arise, and then move on with my life. I don’t want to create problems or additional stress in my life.
Here are three tips to avoid drama in you life.
- Avoid drama creators
- Check your attitude and perspective
- Do things that make you happy
You can’t live someone else’s expectations in life. It’s a recipe for disaster. – Bear Grylls
Today is National Military Brats Day. Being a military brat made my childhood unique in many ways.
- Where am I from? That is a hard question to answer. I was born in Fort Bliss (El Paso) Texas, but we left when I was only a year old. I can’t say I am from there. I spent the majority of my childhood in Germany, but I am not a German and I can’t say I am from there. Maybe, I am from nowhere or maybe I am from everywhere.
- I didn’t get to know my extended family as a child. Since I grew up overseas, I rarely got a chance to visit them.
- I learned all the words to the National Anthem while I was still in elementary school.
- As a child, I could see tanks outside my bedroom window.
- At school we celebrated Military Appreciation Day. They would fill the parking lot with military weapons, tanks, trucks, and helicopters. The kids were allowed to climb on everything. It was a ton of fun.
- We got to do fun things other kids would never get a chance to do, such as operating flight simulators and tank simulators.
- We also got to sample MREs. That wasn’t so much fun.
- Occasionally, we ate holiday meals at the Mess Hall.
- Taking a bus to Paris for the weekend was a thing, so was skiing in the Alps on a field trip.
- I learned to be adaptable at an early age.
- I also learned how to properly fold a flag.
Happy Military Brats Day