Happy and Grateful – Day 41

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

Gathering with old friends is wonderful!  Today I spent a couple of hours visiting with two friends I used to work with.  We try to get together every month or two.  Just to stay up to date with each other.  Talk about what we are doing now, how the families are and what we are looking forward to.

One of my friends is dealing with her mother’s failing health and having only one of her two brothers willing to help care for her.  I feel for her as my sister can only do so much to help our dad in his health and aging battles.  I guess some people are just not cut out as care givers.  That being said it still doesn’t end the frustration of one being closer and being unable to do anything to help.

Today I am both grateful for time with my friends and the fact that my sister does help out some with our dad.  I was happy to spend the time with them and have a laugh or two.  It always cheers me up to see them.  And they gave me my daily recommended hug count for the day!  🙂

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