On a piece of paper, write ten things about your life right now that make you unhappy. Now choose one option from the following list of ten things to do with the first list.
1. Run away from the list, far far away, hoping that the smaller the list looks to the naked eye, the smaller the items on the list will appear.
2. Attempt to remedy one item from your list per day for the rest of the month.
3. Take the list to a bonfire pit and use it for kindling to start a fire from which you will roast marshmallows (reference Day One Hundred Ninety-Two)
4. Seal the list in an envelope for 6 months. What importance will those items hold when you reread the list 6 months from now?
5. Find someone else who has read the post. Fold your lists into paper airplanes, stand on something tall, and have a flying contest.6. Share your list with someone. Ask that person for advice...and be open to what they say.
7. Tear the list into tiny pieces. Then gather all the pieces into your hands and throw them into the air while yelling at the top of your lungs, "Happy New Year!" Mean it.
8. Separate the items on your list into two categories: (1) things I can change, and (2) things I can't change. How does this change your perspective?
9. Use only supplies you presently have near you, and craft something out of the list that makes you laugh...at it, or at yourself. It doesn't matter which, you're still laughing.
10. Find a scale and weigh your list. Now stand on the scale, think of all the things that make you happy, and smile. Which has more weight in this life?