June 3, 2016 Five for Friday

Today’s Five for Friday is sponsored by Field Day at my kids school. My youngest and I are there, volunteering all day today. I’m writing this on our lunch break. It’s going to be quick!

What I’m reading – Telling Lies, by Paul Ekman. He’s a psychologist that focuses on emotion and how our bodies depict the emotion we’re feeling, whether we try to hide it or not. What I’m watching – Lie to Me. Episode after episode. This is the TV show based on Paul Ekman’s work. I kind of love the first season. I’ve seen it (all) a few times.

What I’m listening to – The Moth (a podcast). Specifically this episode involving stories of a parent’s death. Had me crying on my walk, in a good cry kind of way.

What I’m thinking about – I’ve been thinking a lot about which field day station to choose. The one with tons of water which will mean I get soaked, but I also don’t get ridiculously hot, or one of the more sensible ones far away from the hose, the buckets and the trashcans full of water.  (I’m going with the water.)

Quote of the week –  Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you really need to do, in order to have what you want.  -Margeret Young, quoted by Brene Brown in The Gifts of Imperfection

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