Happy and Grateful – Day 217

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

This was a quiet day.  I let my boyfriend take the car to work since I would not need it this afternoon.  So I spent a lot of the afternoon listening to the birds singing and writing.  I wrote a letter to a friend and worked on a couple of poems.  I am trying to write one about missing a friend and I just can’t seem to get it right.  Maybe if I step away for a day or two I can come back to it and finish it.

Writing can be so good for me when I am dealing with my anxiety and depression.  Either it gives me something else to focus on or it is therapeutic and helps me get the negative emotions out.  So once again I am grateful to be able to write.

I would have to say my happy moment came when I was visiting with my Dad tonight and getting him some dinner.  For dessert we shared some turtle pie… so rich, but so yummy.

Well my daughter did not make it like she planned to after work tonight, so I am going to try to get some sleep now.  Maybe tomorrow will not be quite as down for me.  May you find your happiness every day!

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