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“It’s Feel-Good Friday”

A Moment in My Life – Friday, January 15, 2021

Hey y’all, we did it! We made it through the week! Woohoo! Yippee! Hot diggity dog! Huzzah! We gotta celebrate. It’s feel-good Friday, and we gotta keep on feelin’ good. Who’s with me?

I knew I couldn’t go wrong with this gorgeous sunrise that set my feel-good in motion, and I knew my day’s purpose was to spread the joy around. I started this day off by reaching out to a few peeps I haven’t heard from in a while, and we all started a banter sprouting joy through the morning. One friend ended up calling, and we chatted for a while. I have a phone date set with another friend making this a great feel-good Friday. 

Usually, I would have gotten together with a friend to banter over a yummy meal or take in a movie over a bucket of kettle corn, but thanks to the pandemic, we can’t do that. Nobody says we can’t substitute and connect with someone anyway. 

As luck would have it, I happen to have some ways that we can spread the feel-good around today. Like I mentioned earlier, reach out to someone(s) and let them know you are thinking of them or that you miss them and love them. Send a ‘just because’ greeting card to brighten their day. I have one going out in the mail. Drop them a surprise phone call for a quick or long chat. It’s a lovely Spring-like day in my neck of the woods, making it a perfect day to go out for a long walk. Call a friend to join you and walk and talk while staying 6 feet apart. If you can’t connect literally, how about planning a walk-call date where you go out walking simultaneously and talk on the phone together? Perhaps walking might not work today. What about doing FaceTime together over a coffee or beverage of your choice break? Later in the evening, it feels like a movie night to me. What about you? If watching a movie alone doesn’t feel good to you, link up a few friends for a conference call and watch the movie together. Don’t forget to get some theatre concessions ready before the movie. 

Do something nice for someone else, like drop off treats that you know they would like. It doesn’t have to be a big to-do. Stay social distanced. Place it on their doorstep. Ring their doorbell and leave. Watch the smile light up their faces and feel the smile light up in your core.

Do something nice for yourself. Read that novel you kept telling yourself you’d read when you had time. Pamper yourself today, grab your favorite beverage, snuggle up on your favorite spot, and read. Want to do something more physical? Tune on to your favorite songs and dance. Oh yeah, I feel it. I feel it. I hear “In the Bayou” coming on, and I’m set for line dancing. 

Don’t forget to enjoy a yummy meal. Maybe order takeout for an added treat. Another way to enjoy it is to dine while socially distanced with someone via FaceTime. 

So many possibilities to keep on keeping on. I hope some of these ideas work for you. I’d love to hear your suggestions, too, so we can keep on rockin’ cuz it’s Feel-Good Friday.

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