Happy and Grateful – Day 85

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 better day.  I actually had some energy and even made a short trip to the store.  I am feeling pretty wiped out now but I am fine with that.  I am grateful I had the energy to do what I did.

The moment that brought a smile to my face was a simple one today.  My daughter went to a baby shower for a friend who had twins.  The babies came early so the shower ended up after their birth.  The best part about that was my daughter was able to take pictures of those precious tiny little girls and share them with me… I always am happy to see a adorable little one.  I am happy she shared the photos with me.

Happy and Grateful – Days 83 and 84

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 once again apologize for my fatigue and fibro interfering with my daily posts.  I am definitely back into another flare and just doing the minimum to make it through the days.  I really hate the fact I more or less lose days to this disease, but I can think of worse things I could be dealing with so I guess there is a silver lining of sorts.

My happiness for these days is understanding family… I had to skip doing some things for my Dad and with my boyfriend with the way I have felt these last two days.  It is hard to say no but sometimes I have to and I am blessed to have those that understand that in my life.  I am grateful to know that this flare will not last forever and I will have a good day again.  It all balances out in the end… or close to it anyway.

Happy and Grateful – Day 82

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 regroup and recharge day.  I have been going since Monday and it caught up with me.  Some of you may have noticed my H&G post was a little late for yesterday.  I had it all written but fell asleep with my laptop open before I could post it.  The fatigue won again!  But I took it easy today and feel pretty good tonight.  I still have stress… always stress and fatigue, but I am moving forward instead of standing still.

My happiness for the day had to be some words of encouragement from my therapist.  He reminded me of the power I do have over my own decisions and it is ok to trust them.  Now if I could just figure out what my decisions are!  But I am grateful it was once again nice enough to walk that block there to the clinic.  Some areas of the state had thunderstorms this afternoon but it only rumbled a little here.  Now if the grass would just green up and the trees would fill with some leaves maybe I would have something to look at on the walk there.  …it’s coming, slowly but surely I know it is!  Hope you all rest well…*yawn* time to read a little and wind down for the night!

Happy and Grateful – Day 81

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!

Just 15 minutes of peace… that is all it took to give me a little relief from my anxiety, a taste of nature and an escape in a book.  Today was above freezing but just barely and there was a very cool breeze blowing, but I still took advantage of a free 15 minutes between appointments to pull into the parking lot at the park.  I cracked my window a bit to hear the birds better and had brought my current book with me.  I stayed there until just right before my next appointment and it was very relaxing.

I was happy to have even a short window of time to listen to the birds singing while I read today.  Grateful I was clear-headed enough to follow along with a book.  Take the time no matter how small of an amount of time it is, it may just be the boost you need for the day.

Happy and Grateful – Day 80

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 have been feeling a little down lately.  For about a million reasons, but I am not going to go into it all here.  I would almost describe it as just never wanting to smile.  Today I did have a moment or two I not only smiled I laughed.

My daughter took me to a movie today.  We went and saw the live action version of Beauty and the Beast.  They stayed pretty close to the original, I was favorably impressed with the added areas.  I won’t go into details of the movie to spoil it for anyone who is planning on going, but it was not word for word like the animated movie.  And of course spending time with my daughter always makes me happy.  I am grateful we were able to find the time this week to go.