Saturday, June 6, 2009
Happiness Is A State Of Mind
**I am wearing the patch on my arm in this picture. It is so small and clear that you cannot even tell!
Frolocking around NYC? Me? Well, my idea of frolocking anyway, which was walking a few city blocks and shopping in my absolute favorite store, Urbanoutfitters, that my father SWEARS I own stock in by now. We had a delectable vegan lunch before sunning ourselves in Bryant Park gossiping and exchanging theories on happiness and unconditional love for all living things. After the sun became too hot and we both had to use the bathroom, we decided to take the trip over to Urbanoutfitters to do a little browsing and buying. I purchased two adorable purses and a tie-dye-esque onesie that I absolutely adore (the picture doesn't do it justice. it really complimets my muscular, tiny frame)! All that sunning and shopping made me ready for another salad, so we sat on the street munching and chit-chatting about everything under the sun. A perfect day!
I put my first fentanyl patch on this morning, and the low dose isn't doing much of anything, which left me still using my norco to get through today. I'm not surprised since a "low dose" of anything is no match for this disease.. Obviously, I was in a lot of pain and am feeling the ramifications of a day off the couch, but it was sooo worth it!
One of the topics my girlfriend and I were talking about is the idea that happiness is a state of mind, and if all your basic human needs are being met, this statement is extremely true. Happiness is a choice we are given to exercise every single day, which is why someone in a situation like mine can be happier than most people who seem to have it all. It seems I have made the right choice :-)
I really need to rest. Today took more energy than I have to give, but again, more than worth it!
Oh, P.S. To save my legs so that I could enjoy the day, my parents drove me into the city, hung around, and drove me home. Incredible, right?!