Happy and Grateful – Day 220

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!

Still a little below average day today… in the 80’s.  We are so dry though.  It is drought conditions for parts of the state.  My dad was telling me somewhere west of us they measured a crack in a farmer’s field and it was about 5 feet deep… that is DRY!

I didn’t feel quite as bad today as I have been.  But I did one of the things that makes me happy.  I went to my craft desk and made a card.  Stamped, cut, glued and embossed… it was wonderful while it lasted.  Even the clean up part is good.

Now tonight I was grateful for some time to finish up the letter to go with that card.  Now all I have to do is print it and I can mail it tomorrow.  I love to write letters still, not enough people still do so.  An email is ok, but it is like the difference in a real book and an e-book… I like the feel of paper in my hands.  And the batteries never run out on a book or letter.  True it is impossible to read a book or letter in the dark without a flashlight (typically under the covers as a kid) but books are still a love of mine.  Do you prefer e-books or paper books?  Snail mail letters or email?

Speaking of books… I am going to do some reading and call it a night.  I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow.  Hope you have some gratitude for those happy moments in your day.  Have a good night/day!

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