An Instant Feel-Good Exercise Goes Exponential
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Contrast.
Several days ago, I did a brief exercise for my Law of Attraction work: I started remembering and writing down differentÂ moments/events/phrases/conversations/etc with men Iâ€™ve liked (though Â I only went as far back as one and havenâ€™t had to look beyond that one relationship for some really great feel-good moments, though I started to Â look at the next one back went, bleah.) The purpose was to call up those wonderful feelings of falling in love and just feeling all warm and fuzzy and giggly-happy and innocent with someone of the opposite sex.
I stopped Â after Â a Â certain Â time Â frame Â and Â about Â 4 pages. But I Â kept thinking about how good it felt that every time Iâ€™ve thought of something else I liked, I added it to my list. I am now at 8 pages, 164 separate and distinct Â joyful Â moments/events/thingsÂ Â I Â really Â liked. Â The more I thought about these little joys, the more I remembered. Things I hadnâ€™t thought of in many, many months. Some things Â Iâ€™d forgotten, Â though I would Â never Â have thought I would.
Iâ€™ll keep adding to the list. For now, at least.
Theyâ€™re little things. Some silly, some serious. But just little things that really struck a chord with me.
Like this guy sang snippets of songs to me. Like how he handled a very difficult ethical dilemma. An endearing story about an elderly family member. Stuff other women probably wouldnâ€™t appreciate in the same Â way Â I do and might not even bat an eyelash at. But impressive to me.
Meanwhile, if thereâ€™s Â someone Â who makes Â you feel special, either past or present, and you want to feel really terrific for a few Â minutes, Â I challenge you to make your own list. And if itâ€™s someone youâ€™re trying to work things out with or make up your mind about, the results might surprise you.