Today’s Three Blessings – The what’s and the why’s?
1. The walk along Circular Quay to the Opera House
At dusk, I decided to waste some time walking along the Quay towards the Opera House while I waited for my friend to arrive. It’s a walk I haven’t done in many years but the effect was still the same. If you’ve ever seen Sydney Harbour in person, you’ll know what I mean. On one side, the grandeur of the Harbour Bridge illuminated by light and on the other, the splendid white sails of The Opera House. If I hadn’t won those movie tickets, I wouldn’t have taken that walk. It’s still a combination of the most beautiful cityscapes and engineering wonders I’ve ever seen.
2. Spending quality time with a friend
We didn’t have much time to talk before the film, but it’s always a joy hanging out with C regardless of what we end up doing. We worked together years ago and still hang out these days. It’s like our friendship hasn’t changed – we just click. It’s also nice to know some people are still up for random nights out at the last minute.. You just have to ask.
She’s a temperamental cat, Sonny. One of those felines who truly boss their owner around. She suffers from separation anxiety and is an emotional eater. We were good friends until I moved out. Now that I’m back temporarily, she only gives me the time of day now and again – like last night for instance. It must’ve been 2am and she jumped up to lie beside me for the rest of the night. Like old times. It was lovely. But it only happened because I left the door open for a change.
The Three Blessings practice was designed by Dr Martin Seligman, to help re-focus our thoughts on positive experiences, rather than the negative ones we tend to wallow in.