This weekend, Story Master and Story Mistress, graciously held a “stay at home weekend” with half off of merit badges, with new merit badges commissioned, extra gift points for reviewing, and more awards for interacting with one another. We may have to be physically distant, but we don’t have to be socially distant.
I took a half day on Friday and to get into the camaraderie spirit, I decided to create an activity for the Writing.com community. The Happiness Port Project, a take on my Happiness Box Project, where people can write and show what has made them happy and grateful during this time period. Here is the link: The Happiness Port Project
I also think my Happiness Box Project is a journal. One suggested journaling and I journal through this. I also told them that I can write to my heart’s content, but I have found when I also confide in others, I gain perspective. I like writing, but I have found it more helpful to share my feelings too. As I learned through therapy, I shouldn’t be afraid to share my feelings and I can tell you I learned this too: you can’t know what you don’t know. I’m not going to learn that from myself, I have learned that through talking to others. The Happiness Box Project has helped me, but I also think it’s more beneficial if you have a therapist or a group you can confide in and help you. I’ve found that I can write goals all I want, but when I’m held accountable by others, I accomplish those goals more so than relying on myself.
Anyway, this Happiness Port Project has gained a lot of fanfare and people think this is a great idea. I have 6 participants and while I hope it grows, I’m grateful. I can’t wait to read their entries and I can’t wait to work together in a community.
We will get through this together.