JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 61 :: blissed off

2 Mar
I’m trying an experiment. Being blissful.
But not in a annoying sort of way, over they top happiness, like this definition describes.

Not that anything is wrong with supreme bliss. But it feels a little hyper and I think I’d like a more gentle approach to life these days.

So bliss it is. In small bits. Gentle waves.

My experiment is to see if I can sustain a blissful state of mind even when that around me won’t provide it. Like tonight, while at the grocery store when a woman wouldn’t move out of my way …. I gently turned around and went in the other direction.

Maybe that is more like avoidance. But I’m wondering how long I can sustain a positive attitude, a blissful state if you will, while still having a grip on the real world.

We’ll see how long it lasts…. how blissed off can I possibly get?
It’s got to be worth a try.

More tomorrow.

  {what blisses you off?}

2 Responses to “JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 61 :: blissed off”

  1. Diane Neal Emmons March 2, 2015 at 10:16 PM #

    You are great – you give us bliss. At a meeting tonight I was extremely anti-blissed – you know, the one who dumps on your idea in front of everyone and five minutes later it’s her idea? Four letter word possible solution: walk away.
    Remember the UAOK story? You once put this in your blog:
    I found a note from my friend Diane. I am compelled to share it tonight with you.
    It’s a story about food shopping and unseen acts of kindness. (UAOK)
    In Diane’s words, this is what happened while she waited in line to pay for groceries, near Christmas time. A gentleman stood before her, as the story goes…
    “He was buying bottles of wine – he said he was getting presents for people in his office.  I smiled and said that is so nice–and then, while I was waiting for him to pay up, I said “I think I’ll get a present for myself, look, they have dark chocolate bars, my favorite, they say it’s even good for you!”
    So he paid up and went off, and I put my stuff on the counter.  (Feasting on the bar).To my clerk pal I said: “Oh, and don’t forget the chocolate bar!”  To which he replied:   “That gentleman paid for it.” He’d gone before I could say thank you.


    • Jamie March 3, 2015 at 8:17 AM #

      Yes, I do remember this and I love this story! UAOK!!!

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