Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Five pound box of tens

Wil Wheaton suggests this cure for holiday stress: take a moment to think about three things that make you happy."The exercise is awesome, because the first thing is always very easy to list, but it's a challenge to just pick two more things."

(Actually, I'm not feeling a lot of holiday stress. It's still a good exercise.)

1) My son has his mother's ear for music. Seriously... I have an almost-two year old who can sing the opening of John Coltrane's "Giant Steps."

2) Christmas blues/R&B songs. This is a whole other post (in fact, it already is), but I love Christmas music, and I especially love anything true to its roots.

3) Psych. I'm not saying it's great art, but it makes me happy.

And sure enough, it's hard to defend why these three and not numbers 4-10. It's not like these are ranked by level of happiness caused. But it does put me in the right frame of mind to get to work and remind my staff what a great year we had, and how thankful I am for them.