Happy and Grateful – Day 237

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!

I hurt today … but I think some of that is cause from stress.  I just wish the loan issues were settled and my boyfriend had his new used car… this is turning into such a headache and I can’t see it over any sooner than the first week of September… if I survive that long.  I haven’t felt this kind of stress, loneliness and pain in a while.  But I keep trying to move forward with some little sense of happiness.

Today I put my heart out there and reached for a friend to try to give me a little help… and got nothing in return.  Not an “I’m sorry you’re feeling rough”, not a “can I help in any way”, only a standard reply of I love you.  Which in itself is a good thing… it is nice to know I am cared about but not what I was looking for and that should have been obvious.  Here I go again… off the topic of happiness and rambling about why I hurt.  Sorry!

A friend of mine has set a date for her wedding.  She made a Facebook page for it today.  I am really happy she found a great guy to settle down with.  She has had a string of fellows who have turned out to be unworthy of her… seems she has a keeper now.

I am grateful my boyfriend got the first part of his loan taken care of and can now pay off his bills.  If that had not gone through I would be looking at longer than the first of the month to be driving him around.

I need to close my eyes and clear my head.  Tomorrow looks to be a long but hopefully a fun day… I’m keeping my fingers crossed any way.  Find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

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