21 Day Happiness Challenge – Day 18

21 Day Happiness Advantage Challenge - Day 18

Day 18 and for some reason feel like I’m getting ill all over again. What the f….Stay positive, stay positive… let’s do this.

3 New Things I Am Grateful For

1. I am grateful for Cosmic Bingo. A few years ago when we finished our basement, I wanted to get a side job to bring in some extra dough to cover some of the credit cards we ran up to finish it. Mystic Lake had an opening for a Bingo Caller for the Cosmic Bingo sessions. What great timing! Not long after, the host position opened up and I applied for that. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but toot toot. I’m pretty dern good at it. I don’t do it nearly as much anymore since the need for the money isn’t there anymore. But it’s still fun.

Cosmic Bingo Photo Booth 1

Here’s me and my good buddy, Jeff, screwing around with the photo booth we got one day there. Speaking of Jeff…

2. I am grateful for my friend Jeff Reed. This guy is awesome just to be around. He’s got this ability to make you feel real special, and he lights up any room he enters. I’m very grateful to have met him and to be able to call him my friend!

Cosmic Bingo Photo Booth 2

3. I am grateful for Minnesota. Clearly not for our sports teams. But I’m grateful to have been born and raised here. Seasons (winter and road construction) really a fun to experience.

Minnesota Meme

1 Positive Experience in the Past 24 Hours

My positive experience was just a good workout at the gym today. It actually felt good to push myself to lift slightly more weight than last week. And then I had fun after swimming with my boy and his friend, Devon.

Weight Lifting Meme


I don’t feel like typing the whole thing out but I printed out these handy things to keep track. Here’s an image of what I used today:

Day 18 Workout

The scale hasn’t moved as much as I’d like to yet. Friday it said 240.2, this morning was 242.5. I just started doing a good gym workout last week, so I think that’ll start moving the needle a bit more. I am down a bit tho since starting this thing. I’ll keep at it.


Did day 4 of the mindspace app. I’m really diggin this app, and meditating. It’s so relaxing.

Meditation Meme

Random Act of Kindness

Let’s stick with the Jeff theme from the grateful’s earlier and write him a poem.


4 kids and counting
You’ve almost got a team
All boys in your house
Should probably make a meme

Your friendship is the best
We sure love when you’re around
Even tho the Vikings suck
You should probably wear a crown

It’s guys like you
That God is proud to make
In terms of greatness
You sure do take the cake!

Thanks for being you, Jeff! No one else like you out there. Grateful to know you!

Cosmic Bingo Photo Booth 3

Clearly I need to take another photo with Jeff…

Wrapping Up Day 18

Hopefully I’m not actually getting ill. Just stuffed from swimming so much. Time will tell. Here’s day 17 for those that missed: 21 Day Happiness Challenge – Day 17.

Have a happy day!

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