Little Happy Things

Sometimes it’s a struggle to see the good in the world. So today I’m taking time to celebrate the small happy things that make the day seem better bit by bit.

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-The printer settings sorting themselves out.

-A good giggle with a friend.

-Two fawns in a field.

-The taste of a good meal.

-The frogs that have taken over my carport.

-A goofy text from my Mom.

-Finishing a good book.

-A gentle reminder from a wise person in my life to focus on the positive qualities of others and not the bad.

-The possibility of a new training opportunity at work.

What has brightened your day today?

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Connection Disconnect

Phone PicMost days I crave my alone time. The best part of my day is when I drive away from the pressures and people of work and get to be blissfully silent. My job involves dealing with coworkers and the public almost constantly and as an introvert I need my down time to recharge and build up my defenses against the onslaught of the world’s demands on my energy.

However, some days, like today. I crave a connection. Just a voice on the other end of a phone call or a cuddle on the couch. The problem is that even though I crave this it is so difficult to reach out. And when I do and the phone isn’t answered or my friends are too busy I feel such rejection that it just reinforces that hermit desire to hole up again and not need people.

What do you do when you need to reach out or once you do you immediately want to retreat again? Even from people you absolutely love and enjoy. This is a continuing struggle for some of us. If you know someone like me please don’t mistake the withdrawal for a lack of caring and if you are someone like me, well, let’s keep trying.

Introverted gal in an extroverted world

I’m new to the idea of sharing myself in any way. My thoughts, feelings and beliefs have always been held closely in my mind and heart and I’m terrified of sharing them with the world in any way. Recently however, I have discovered a community of people online who support each other in the unique challenges that come with being an introvert. I’d like to be a part of the community. We’ll see how it goes.

There is a wonderful website called Introvert Spring (http://introvertspring.com/) which has provided me with much encouragement and has inspired me to embrace who I am and meet the world on my own terms.