My Own List of Fifty

A blogger from across the pond I follow and have mentioned here before, Mind Body Work Travel, posted an interesting blog a few weeks ago involving The List of Fifty. This list, according to her, is a nice way of racking your brain for ideas, inspirations, or anything else you may need to make happen but are having a hard time with. Lately I’ve been having some pretty serious attitude issues, I’d say largely due to recently becoming a nihilistic Agnostic but having to deal with some pretty mindless self-righteous and religion-fueled hate spewing from the mouths of friends, family, and coworkers. So I’ve decided that although I think the world is bad and so are everyone in it, it wouldn’t be impossible to reshape my mind and how I approach things and one way of doing it would be to start with my own List of Fifty, and like my friend Pippa, they’re 50 things I know are good:

  1. Pimento Cheese Burgers
  2. Bracelets
  3. Headphones
  4. Doodles on Post-It Notes
  5. Sleeping
  6. Being Married
  7. My Dogs
  8. Cooking
  9. Hearing People Say My Food Is Good
  10. Sharpies
  11. Reading
  12. Tattoos
  13. Clean Bed Sheets
  14. Red Wine
  15. Pizza
  16. Trivia Night
  17. Helping Appreciative People
  18. Knoxville
  19. Running Shorts
  20. Ska
  21. Lana Del Rey
  22. Graffiti
  23. Lunching With Mom
  24. Records
  25. Laughing When Someone Says “Poop”
  26. Beers on the Back Porch with my step dad
  27. Instagram
  28. Baby Animals
  29. Black Shirts
  30. Sprite On the Rocks
  31. Beards
  32. Hockey
  33. Short Weeks
  34. Long Weekends
  35. Getting Up Early
  36. Boxing
  37. Taking Photos
  38. Supporting Friends’ Creative Endeavors
  39. Competent Coworkers
  40. The F Word
  41. Cookies
  42. Having a Window Where I Work
  43. Random Compliments
  44. Grilling Food Not Usually Grilled
  45. Having a Bad Attitude When Necessary
  46. Action Figures
  47. The Thumbs Down Gesture
  48. Pal’s
  49. Races
  50. Dinner Parties

50 Things. All of which I would take any minute of any day, really. I wanted to make comments on them all but I wanted to preserve the list as it is in the notebook I wrote it down in. After reading through it I’m already in a better mood – and I was already in a pretty good one to begin with. Everybody wins!

I’m going to leave you with a picture of me in this fat mask I found at Party City over the weekend. It’s a nice reminder of who I would be if I didn’t get off my ass and make it to the gym, the park, and the greenway six days a week. Hard work pays off!


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