Happy and Grateful – Day 221

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!

It was a busy day today… I hope I don’t pay for it tomorrow.  It started with taking my boyfriend to work at 6:30 and I returned home to sort out some pinto beans for our beans and cornbread dinner.  I tried to channel the ghost of my ex-husband and he made great beans like his mom.  I was only the observer in that dish.  I think I did the dish alright.  Everyone who ate it seemed to think it was good so I was grateful for that.

I finished a letter for a friend and mailed it, took my Dad to his coffee group, picked up my boyfriend, picked up a handful of items at the store and delivered some of the dinner to my daughter and Dad… phew! Like I said a busy day.  But I got through it all with little pain.  Fatigue was really high and I did nap after dinner.  I just hope the activity does not bring aftermath pain tomorrow.

I think the moment of happiness was when I got a couple of messages from my daughter that she approved of how I made the beans, greens and cornbread.  I am sure it will never be as good as her Daddy made, but it made me happy to get her seal of approval.

Now in the quiet time of the night I think of two friends and worry… one’s husband had a heart transplant surgery last week.  The other is in a volatile situation with someone who should be her EX-husband and their son.  I haven’t heard from either of them the last couple of days and I am worried.  So I babble a little longer here and get some of the fear out on paper.  I am sure everything is fine but it just makes me aware of how far apart we are when I can’t just hop in the car and go she them.

I will stop babbling now.  Let you all get on to another blog to read or your own writing to do.  Thanks for stopping by!  Find your happiness today!  Have a great night/day!

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