Happy and Grateful – Day 239

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!

Why are people so disappointing?  Friends suddenly don’t talk to you for weeks, months, years with no reason.  A member of my ex-husbands family has gotten his nose so far in the air it is not funny.  They are in Texas and I sent a message to show my concern and worry about their welfare during the hurricane … although he posted about other things he didn’t respond to my message.  It wouldn’t bother me so much if he hadn’t said I would “always be family” after the divorce.  This is not the first time he has ignored what I had to say.  I just don’t see how people can stop caring about someone… I know I can’t.  Maybe I am the one that is out of the ordinary?

So aside from disappointment again, it has been an ok day.  My boyfriend and I did some shopping for my Dad who can’t get out and do much shopping anymore.  We got some birthday gifts for my sister.  I am grateful that I got that accomplished as her birthday is on Tuesday.  It was pretty slow going as I hurt from yesterdays walking and prolonged standing at the festival.  But it is done so I don’t have to worry about it now.

I am in the midst of my happy moment.  I found a movie musical on TV tonight I haven’t seen in quite some time – The Wiz.  I love musicals and there are so few new ones.  So I am reliving some of my youth tonight watching Diana Ross and Michael Jackson sing and dance and Ease On Down The Road.

Another day is done and time to wait for my medicine to help me fall asleep.  I hope you find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a nice night/day.

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