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My Happiness Challenge Day 29

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Happy people...

29. Spend time with family and friends whenever possible.

I love to spend time with my husband's family. They all live very close to us so we see each other often. My family lives in a small town 3 hours away. It's awkward for me because my husband doesn't like to visit them and makes me miserable when he goes, so I don't invite him anymore. I adore my husband so I don't go home nearly enough! The last time I was home I saw one of my sisters for about 5 minutes! The other sister for a few hours and my brother not at all. I did get to visit my mother and nephews who live with her.

So yesterday, in anticipation of today's blog, I texted my 5-minute sister to meet me halfway for lunch! And she did! It was so fun to catch up on neutral ground (awkward family past not looming overhead). We even said we would do it again next month. It really made me happy because we used to be so close but we see each other maybe twice a year now.

Today I received an invitation to a 50th birthday party for an acquaintance that we sometimes play water volleyball with. It's been almost a year since we've seen them but he and his wife are pretty fun people. But I'm VERY socially awkward! I live in terror of committing a faux pas. I don't even know why! I've never done anything embarrassing in public! Maybe I overshare from time to time but people keep on inviting me places. I don't know where this insecurity comes from! So I accepted the invitation after I checked that two other couples we are closer to were coming.

Between now and then, I am going to keep repeating to myself that people must like me to try to build up my self-confidence so I don't hide in a corner the whole time.

I am happy!
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    Glad you and your sister are going to make a regular date. That's awesome!
    1372 days ago
    I just want to add that I am relationship-lazy. I'm the one that doesn't make time for my family.
    1373 days ago
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    Glad you were able to spend time with your 5 minute text sister.
    1373 days ago
    Don't ever let someone keep you from spending time with family. You'll regret it some day if you do. Focus on the other person when you're outand not yourself. They'll love you.
    1373 days ago
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