Last week, I wrote about bad days and good days (including how our internal experience can greatly affect how we judge those).
Yesterday, by any criteria, was a good day.
Here are some of the reasons why this was true:
Reason # 1.
Something I had been hoping for and working towards, at work, came true.
Specifically: I will be able to reach out, more directly, to people who might benefit from the therapy groups I offer.
While I can’t foretell the future, I believe this will have many good effects on the groups.
Something I had been hoping for and working towards, here in the blogosphere, came true.
Specifically: A particular country came up in my readership statistics.
While my readership for this blog this year has been expanding in amazing and gratifying ways, one country has been conspicuously absent.
I hear a lot of great things about Iceland, from people who have visited that country.
And I would like to visit Iceland, some day.
As I would like to visit many, many other countries.
And this might sound like bragging, but many, many other countries have shown up in my WordPress readership statistics, during this Year of Living Non-Judgmentally.
But not Iceland. And I’ve been noticing that, for months.
And as I’ve written about before (like here and here), we can tend to notice what’s missing, and give that more importance than what we already have.
So while I’ve enjoyed looking at my growing readership statistics, sometimes I would wonder, Where’s Iceland?
And I don’t mean to slight the other countries, who have been showing up, day after day. I have welcomed each new country, with joy and appreciation.
But, as time has gone on, Iceland’s absence has loomed larger.
Sometimes, this thought would pop up:
Is Iceland too cool for me?
And I would dismiss that thought as silly (not to mention an example of several types of cognitive distortions).
Nevertheless, I continued to notice. And I’ve even remarked on The Absence of Iceland, to others.
So, I was particularly thrilled, yesterday, when Iceland finally showed up — on the very same day as Good News #1, above!
I had a breakthrough therapy session, yesterday.
Specifically: I asked some questions, that I had never asked before.
I was brave.
I felt so good — and brave — last night, that I decided to bite the bullet and finally commit to watching a TV Show that people I love have been talking about, for quite a while.
And, people have been talking about this show much more, lately, because the show is about to end, this Sunday.
I watched many episodes of that show, last night.
My hope is to catch up, so I can join some people I love on Sunday, as they watch the final episode.
If I make that goal, great! If I don’t, c’est la vie.
Either way, I’m going to fortune-tell here, and predict that Sunday is going to be another good day.
I’ll let you know, next week.
Thanks to Iceland, the rest of the world, and to you — of course — for reading today.