Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happiness Methods

Oh, y'all... I am just not in the mood today.

I had a very late night last night and a very early morning this morning.... I knew I was in a foul mood when I was at a stop sign in my neighborhood on my way to work and the woman in the SUV in front of me let like 5 cars go when it was very much our turn. I caught myself doing the thing when you lean forward and put your arms in the air and yell "GO!!!!".

I'm never a real happy pants in the morning but today I am what you call, uh, crabby pants.

And I hate it when I'm in these moods. It's just so not me. I'm not a mean person. I'm a cheery, happy, smiley person. I'm sunshine and good cheer, but today I'm clouds and grunts. And a REALLY big cup of coffee.

So, I need to get some happy in me. There are several methods I use to get happy. Let's walk down that path, shall we?

Happiness Method 1 - Macaroni and Cheese

Happiness Method 2- Popcorn & M&M's

Happiness Method 3- Reruns of "Friends"

Happiness Method 4- Watching the YouTube video of Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth rehearsing "For Good"

Happiness Method 5- Prayer

Happiness Method 6- Finding some very very helpful scripture verses

Happiness Method 7- Looking at pictures of the nieces and the nephews

Happiness Method 8- Putting on my softest pajamas and getting in bed

Happiness Method 9- Singing "Circle of Life" as loud as I can

Happiness Method 10- Mexican food

Those are just a few of my methods. However, being that I'm at work right now and it is 8:30 in the morning, the only feasible choices I have out of the list above are 5, 6 and 7.

I already have the pictures up. I've been praying since I yelled at the lady this morning. And now I just need to find some verses.

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" - Philippians 4:6-7

"May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" - Romans 15:13

"Give thanks to God, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done. Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts. Glory in His Holy Name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and His strength, seek His face always"- 1 Chronicles 16:8-11

"I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills His purpose for me" - Psalm 57:2

"Ah, Sovereign Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You" - Jeremiah 32:17

That's a start for now.....

Now if only I could get some macaroni and cheese up in here.....


  1. Two things:
    1) I ate at a little place called "Max-n-Cheese" the other day, and totally thought of you! Have you ever eaten at one? DELICIOUS! I had mac & cheese with a little bbq brisket on top and it was GOOD! And it makes me happy b/c I love the Friends episode when Joey stars in a show called "Max & Cheese"! :)
    2)my happy song is "Make way for Price Ali"! I love the bum-ba-da-bum's in the beginning! :)

    Hope you cheer up soon :)

  2. I must say, throughout our marriage, I have witnessed all of your happiness methods, and number 9 is the most painful.