Happy and Grateful – Day 89

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

As I sit here tonight thinking back over the day and sipping my lemon ginger tea, I realize I don’t know what to put for my post today.  I did a couple of things that made me feel good… was my weekly appointment with my doctor and my boyfriend and I splurged with a dinner out.  I have used my doctor and comfort food both many times.  Was there any other happy moments to the day?

I have been struggling in and out of my depression this week and feeling rather alone.  I find tonight another struggle with the hauntings in the darkness.  I feel a little less alone talking to you, but am down enough I wonder how many of you are actually reading my posts.  I will admit some days I will skip some posts but I always try to get back to them the next day.  And there are times I read “too fast” and maybe don’t get the full meaning out of the post.  Forgive me.

But back onto the topic of happiness… at this time of night when everyone is asleep it is hard to shake the loneliness.  I can send emails, write letters, even get a message saved in a draft to review in the morning… just to feel closer to another human.  Tonight I escaped into my past a little.  Due to a change in our phone system for messages I was given the opportunity to have my saved messages put on a flash drive.  It is probably less than 4 minutes of messages, but it connects me with a time and person I care about.  A friends excitement, a visiting family member, a frustrated but funny friend who couldn’t reach me, my daughter, my boyfriend and a funny story from a friend… all things that in some way make me happy.  And I am grateful that I had to option to have them saved to listen to whenever I need a boost.

To anyone who has made it to the end of this rambling post… thank you truly for sticking with me.  I am sorry but some days the babbling fingertips I have, take on a life all their own!  I hope you have a good night or morning depending on where you are.  Now I must try to get some rest.

Happy and Grateful – Day 88

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

I wish I was young again… I would chant “Rain, rain, go away, come again another day…” and hold some hope that the words could maybe stop the rain.  It has been raining since sun up and is not slowing down anytime soon.  But even though it is not yet April I know that these showers will bring (May) flowers.  And that is what I am holding onto to get me through the cloudy rainy weather.  It could always be worse… it could be snowing!  YIKES!

I am happy the flowers are taking a nice deep drink and grateful it will not be long until I see some green followed by the colorful blooms of Spring.

“…It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring.  He went to bed and he bumped his head and he didn’t get up ’til morning…”  (What were we thinking as kids to chant such silly things? LOL)

Back At The Crossroads

This is familiar territory

I have been here before

That doesn’t make it any easier

It doesn’t quell my fears

It just means I know what to expect

When you stay down the wrong path

There is no way to guide you back

You have to find your way on your own

While I sit and wait here once again

For something to happen…

Happy and Grateful – Day 87

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

Today was kind of a continuation on yesterday.  I felt a moment of pride and happiness when my daughter told me she had shared her leftover chicken noodle soup with a friend.  She loved it.  And then tonight when I took the soup to my Dad’s he too commented on how good I am at making it and thanked me for sharing.

I was happy to share my comfort food and grateful that everyone liked it.  I even got a request from my daughter for me to fix meatloaf for her again soon.  Makes me feel almost as warm inside as eating the soup did.  🙂

Your Elixir

You have the elixir

To heal my broken heart

It’s really quite simple

I’ve know it from the start

 

You have the elixir

To heal my weary mind

The easy going way

You treat people so kind

 

You have the elixir

To heal my worried soul

To make me forget

And once again become whole

 

You have the elixir

To make my life complete

The way that you love me

Is more than a treat

 

So give me your elixir

The sweet nectar of you

For I know that forever

To you I’ll be true

Happy and Grateful – Day 86

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

Today was a comfort day.  I started a batch of my homemade chicken noodle soup around noon and let it simmer all day.  The apartment smelled so good.  Fresh carrots, celery and onions in a rich chicken broth with nice thick home style noodles.  My daughter came over when I told her we were making it for dinner (one of her favorites).  And as usual I made enough extra to give some to her to take home, have some for my Dad and still enough for us to have another meal of it.  Yummy!

As usual it is always good to see my daughter and we did some more catching up on the soap with the DVR.  We are within 9 episodes now.  Of course that will go to 10 tomorrow but still…  So todays happiness came from some good comfort food and I was grateful my daughter had the time off to come over and share it with us.