It’s time for the next installment of Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
Try This at Home
Practice mise-en-place. In cooking, cooks “put everything in its place” — the idea is to get all your tools and supplies together, so that once you start working, you can work easily and well. Preparation is a true stage of working.
Pack a canvas tote bag in your suitcase.
Happiness Stumbling Block
The tragedy of the messy commons — or, the problem of shared work. We mention the Four Tendencies; if you want to find out if you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel, look here.
A while back, we asked for suggestions for wedding readings, and I collected them into a single document, which you can get when you click the button below.
Along the same lines, Sylvia asked for suggestion for funeral readings — such a great idea. I’ll make a collection of funeral readings, too. So please send in your suggestions. I’m sure it will be very helpful for people to have this resource, during a difficult time.
Elizabeth forgot to check the school schedule before picking a date for her son Jack’s birthday.
I get half a gold star — a better-late-than-never gold star — for finally getting the flu vaccine for my daughters and me.
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