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Old 01-06-2018, 11:55 PM   #11
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Growing plants
Having a pet..or visiting animals at the pound
Participating in community activities...check city calendar
Watching a play
Reorganizing my space
Being silly
Buy new clothes or artifacts if I can afford it
Taking a random class..I did stained glass class once
ooh, these are good ones! I'm not good with plants but it is very therapeutic to spend time watering and looking after them. what kinds of plants do you like to grow?

I like your idea of taking random classes, too. do you have things you'd like to try next?
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snailmail can be fun

I can't count the times i've raced to my door when I heard the postman drop a letter and think- ooooo, something awesome for me!

and, usually it is

I use amazon and ebay a lot, so

I like getting emails too.

in fact, that's my main way of comunicating
relatable! it's especially helpful on those days you just don't want to leave the house. something to look forward to and a nice treat to yourself.
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ooh, these are good ones! I'm not good with plants but it is very therapeutic to spend time watering and looking after them. what kinds of plants do you like to grow?

I like your idea of taking random classes, too. do you have things you'd like to try next?
I like growing food and herbs.
I would love to take a memoir writing class, but itís scheduled during my work hours.
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Carmia,

Thank you. I have been working on my mindfulness the last 6 months. I am improving, but have a long way to go. I appreciate your reply.
I can relate!
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Anything outdoors!
Hiking
Off Roading
Cutting the lawn
Working in the yard
Working on someone else's yard or house
Any manual labor is so rewarding to create something or clean something you get immediate gratification of a job well don.

I talked to a therapist and she said "A new truck won't solve your problems" I wasn't expecting it too.
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