Happy Hour is a series containing amusing links to brighten your day.
Gray Seal Pups Cam - Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, Maine
Crittercam and WildCam - National Geographic
Cute Games - Nickelodeon Addicting Games
And, my all time favorite in adorable games, Orisinal - Ferry Halim
I recently watched the Australian film Triangle and it jarred me awake. I hadn’t realized that I’d been sleeping. I’d been sleepwalking through Life, going through the motions, feeling a deep discontent that I couldn’t shake. The film made me see that I’ve been trapped in my own Triangle – many of us are.
Tomorrow is Monday. I will go into the office and the conversations will be mostly the same as the conversations from last Monday… and the Monday before that… and the Monday prior to that… and so on. Everyone has the Monday Blues. By Tuesday, it will be the countdown to Friday. Everyone is living for the weekend, when they can come alive. But it isn’t bad enough that we’re only living for two days out of the week; it’s more like one-and-a-half days, because by mid-Sunday, the About-To-Be-Monday blues set in.
But everyone has their Escape Plan – they are going to hit the lottery jackpot (they’ve bought their tickets)… except… well… they haven’t won yet in all the years they’ve been faithfully buying those tickets. But they will win. They just know it. They’ve already got plans for their winnings.
The definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.
I think I need to create my own lottery ticket, fashion my own Escape from the Triangle. In a way, Groundhog Day is a more hopeful version of the same theme. Phil is forced to repeat Groundhog Day until he gets it right. Part of getting it right involves Phil evolving as a human being into a better, empathetic, compassionate person.
I’ve always loved reading about growth, self-help, productivity, and life hacks… I realize now how little of what I’ve read I’ve actually implemented. Reading isn’t enough. Talking isn’t enough. None of it matters without doing the work.
I’m ready now to do the work. I’m ready now to break free of my repetitive traps, break free of my Triangle/Groundhog Day.
I’m ready to live joy fully.