Happy and Grateful – Day 234

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 really nice morning.  Had the windows open once again with lower temperatures so I was able to hear the birds singing today.  I spent the morning next to the window beside my desk while I made two cards.  I still have a couple to make… one for my grandmother’s 100th birthday.  It is about 2 weeks away.  I used to visit at least once a week when I was working, but haven’t been able to go as often now.  It makes me real sad to see how she just “gave up” after she broke her hip.  She used to be such a strong woman; both of my grandmothers were.  I am trying to get with my sister to do something special for her on her birthday

I did a little writing after making the cards this morning and it was like something flipped in me around that time and I began to have anxiety over this beautiful day.  My mood dropped and by the time I picked up my boyfriend I felt pretty low.  I tried really hard to listen for the birds singing as that made me happy this morning, but it was turning into a losing battle.

The night kind of fell apart over, of all things, the volume of the TV.  My boyfriend has trouble hearing it and with a headache I was not giving it much volume.  Tonight my moment of gratitude was when I could finally turn it down after he had hiked the volume greatly.  My head is still pounding and I think the only thing that will help it is sleep so…

Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

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