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Things I would be, think, and do differently if not for the opinions of others or other self-imposed limitations: A complete-as-I-can-get-it-right-now list

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  • I wouldn’t wash my clothes every time I wore them.
  • I would collect beautiful garbage everywhere I went and use it to make amazing art pieces.
  • I would never negate a compliment.
  • I would never argue.
  • I would never defend myself.
  • I would someday “walk the earth,” stopping only to sleep in hotels and eat at restaurants.
  • I would sip coffee all day.
  • I would eat stir-fry every day.
  • I would never wear a bra. Ever.
  • I would never say “yes” to things I didn’t really want to do. (That includes sharing my food.)
  • I would never be in a hurry.
  • I would spend more time digging in the dirt.

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It was a real answer to prayer

A few months ago I started a book called Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby. But of course, in order to finish it, I have to have more fights. And–guess what? That is just what I’ve been doing.

It’s been a real answer to prayer.

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There’s a word for that

I once saw a cartoon (Dilbert, I think it was) where the punch line was: “There’s a word for what happens to people like you: nothing.”

When I first read it I thought, God, don’t ever let me become one of those people.

Now I think maybe I am.

I have a mortgage, a husband, a kid and a job. I live in the suburbs–and I love it.

The little life dramas are enough for me. Besides, I have a bigger purpose in my life other than what I own, drive or wear.

That’s the best thing about this spirituality thing; no matter how boring you are, you are part of the most exciting story on earth.

(And even if it all turns out to be a hoax, hey–I’m still a good conversationalist.)

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As it turns out, being old is pretty awesome

My husband knocked down a wall in our garage today. It was cool, if messy. Our plan is to make a woodshop in there and make custom shelving throughout the house. This development combines with my recently acquired love of gardening (free fruit? I’m in!) to mount a solid case for our advancing age.

Fortunately, as it turns out, being old is actually pretty awesome.

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And then he swallowed

Tonight, when my husband and I were lying in bed arguing over whether he should stay up longer with me or go to sleep, we got on the subject of appearance. I said that I am prettier than most thirty-five year olds, but all girls in their twenties are prettier than me. He said that wasn’t true. And then he swallowed.

I’m still taking the compliment, of course. Because I’m just awesome like that.

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My life in one blog post

For a long time, I worked very hard so that I could have a good life.

Now, I just use magic.

Consider yourself all caught up.

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Get happy tip: Fall in love, part two

Today, an excerpt from my book Sometimes Very: How I Overcame Depression Without Experts or Medicine:

One time, I watched a documentary about a rehab center that helped young women get out of prostitution. Before seeing that program, I had always assumed that these girls did what they did for the money.

As it turns out, though, that’s not always the case.

One of the former prostitutes they interviewed talked about the man who, when she was thirteen years old, first introduced her to that lifestyle.

She loved him, she said. She still loved him.

Even now, she said—even after knowing what he did to her at such a vulnerable age—it was hard to stay away.

And she wasn’t the only one. Most of the other girls in the program felt the same way.

They sneaked out at night to see their pimps, and some of them never came back.

After seeing that documentary and thinking about it for a while, I realized something:

The desire for love isn’t a desire at all.

It is a need.

It is a great, roaring human need, and anyone who tells you otherwise is not doing you any good.

They might as well tell you to stop eating.

And that, my dear reader, is why I’m not going to tell you to be alone. Not that I don’t think it’s wise, sometimes, and often, the best thing you could possibly do.

But because the advice isn’t practical.

I spent quite a few years alone, several of them actually happy and all of them meaningful, and I wouldn’t trade those experiences for anything. But they ended with me marrying the wrong person, because no matter what I told myself to get through it, the truth was: I was lonely.

Of course, it could have ended a lot worse.

Actually, it all went pretty darn well for me in the end.

But it was a risk.

Get happy tip: Cheat on your significant other, but pick up your socks

Humans are incredibly bad predictors of what will make them happy.

That’s the central premise of the book Stumbling on Happiness by well-known author and psychologist Daniel Gilbert, and I must say, I agree with it wholeheartedly.

“The human being is the only animal that thinks about the future,” he says in the prologue. But, he continues, that doesn’t mean what we predict is right.

Did your significant other cheat on you recently? Do you think you’ll never get over it? Gilbert gives evidence that if you believe that, you’re wrong. Forgiving a cheat, if it was just a one-time occurrence, is, statistically speaking, much easier to do than forgiving someone who refuses to pick up his socks. That’s because, of course, you see the socks every. Darn. Day.

Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Gilbert’s conclusion and mine: Get better at outsmarting yourself. Figure out what about your relationship–and life in general–really upsets you. Then spend your time working on that instead of what you can, over time, let go of just fine.

‘Til next time,

Mollie Player