That woman would be me. It seems I started the self-love treat giving a week before everyone else in the Joy Diet.The idea this week is to treat yourself twice a day whether you completed anything or not to inspire good behavior and a rememberance that you can do it so get into action. The week began with the treat of Martha Beck ,the author, leaving a message for us. I discovered this week that there are so many other types of rewards. I enjoyed some guilt free moments in the garden. I wound yarn for all of the upcoming projects. I spent a day with my daughter looking at colleges and having great conversations while listening to favorite music. I put everything else aside for a writing day and enjoyed creating on the blank page. There were moments of great clarity on the two projects I've been working on during the Joy Diet. One piece of clarification was that I need to get rid of the shoulds. It happens at least once a day that I think I'm behind, or I should have accomplished more. By giving myself some kind rewards during the day it brings me to a place of living in the moment. What I'm doing in that moment is a perfect place. I consciously started thinking about this idea during non reward moments and the relief it gave me is a gift in a new perspective.
Since I was filling so happy and fulfilled, I decide to share the wealth of treating pleasure and that would be in the way of spooking. The following poem was placed on a piece of halloween fun scrapbooking paper and cut to fit inside a white paperbag. On the outside of the paperbag we drew a ghost, smiling of course because we are happy spookie people, and then we filled the bags with little bundles of our halloween favorites. For me I can't resist those cute little pumpkins or......the chocolate. Once it is dark outside we put on our warm clothes, grab our flashlights, and quietly sneak up to our friend's front doors ,leave the sacks of goodies,ring the doorbell, and runaway. Happy Halloween and hope you had a great week of Treats.
The phantom Ghost has come to town,
To leave you some goodies, I see you have found.
If you do not wish a curse to fall,
Continue this greeting, this Phantom’s call.
First, post this Phantom where it can be seen,
And leave it there until Halloween.
This will scare other Phantoms who may visit.
Be sure to participate, you don’t want to miss it!
Second, make two treats & two copies of this Ghost with a grin
Deliver them to two neighbors where this Phantom hasn’t been
Don’t let them see you, be sneaky, no doubt….
And make sure they put their Phantom Ghost out!
Next, you have only one day to act, so be quick!
Leave it at doors where the Phantom hasn’t hit.
Deliver at dark when there isn’t much light..
Ring the doorbell and run, and stay out of sight!!!
And last, but not least, come join in the season.
Don’t worry, be happy, you need no good reason.
This is all in good fun and we are just trying to say…
HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND HAVE A GREAT DAY