Happy and Grateful – Day 307

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.

It is Friday and the weekend begins… it really doesn’t make much difference though since my boyfriend still works Saturday.  The joys of working retail.  Man I miss it so much sometimes.  I get to thinking maybe I can work just a little, then I have a fibro flare or my depression and anxiety gets to me and I know I will never be able to hold a job again.  It is a loss I still battle through.

But we are here to find the happiness, the good of the day.  Today was a pretty quiet day after a much-needed nights rest.  I was grateful that I did have the energy to get some laundry done today.  I have one more load I am hoping to do tomorrow.

I did get to talk to a good friend today for a little bit.  It always makes me happy to talk to a friend.  I used to talk to him a lot more often than I do now so when I do hear from him it is extra special.

I need to try to shut my brain off and stop the anxiety from racing through my head now… hopefully I will get some sleep tonight.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Mr. White

He lived next door

I saw him

Almost every day

He always had a smile

And a friendly word

Then I moved away

And almost forgot him

Today I saw his picture

And I finally

Learned his story

His family was all gone

His wife passed before him

His child died from cancer

He gave to the community

He was a veteran of Vietnam

We once were neighbors

And I had never known

All the pain in his life

He always was so positive

I was sad to read

He died at 67…

Happy and Grateful – Day 306

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.

Sorry I am once again late in posting.  Last night the fatigue got the best of me and hit me before I could even post my word prompt poem.  But I am rested and refreshed and as awake as I will get.  I have had my coffee and gone through my email for the day… now to take care of some WordPress business.

Yesterday was the end of several days of activity.  It was a busy day in itself.  I had a doctor’s appointment, Dad had one and I dropped off some soup for my daughter.  I was especially grateful to have my appointment with my therapist… it is a difficult week with my Mom’s birthday and the anniversary of my ex-husband’s death.  Visiting with my daughter though I feel better because she will not be alone on Saturday when her dad died,  She will be spending time with her boyfriend.  I know she misses her Dad terribly and unfortunately there is nothing I can do to take away that pain.

My happy moment was a little errand I ran for myself.  I went to Hobby Lobby to look for embossing folders.  I was sad to see there were none in stock that I wanted. but I still managed to find a few things on sale but kept my total under $10.  I love shopping a good sale!

Well I have things to do around the house so I need to put the laptop down.  I hope you find your happiness and feel your gratitude today.  Have a wonderful day/night!

Happy and Grateful – Day 305

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.

Today was a day to try to catch my breath.  I literally swallowed wrong today and it resulted in about 5 minutes of coughing and wheezing until I was breathing somewhat normally again.  But it was also a day to try to catch up.

I have been on the go for several days and just couldn’t do it anymore.  I made it to take Dad to his Wednesday coffee, but the errands I was going to run I put off for another day.  The laundry will keep another day.  And my boyfriend fixed dinner.  I was grateful to be able to listen to my body when it said stop.

I did take a little of my down time to scan some old photographs into my computer.  My daughter was wanting some pictures of her dad and I had a stack of them to scan for her.  I even included the one of him sporting a mullet and me in shorts with sunburned legs (the reason why I rarely wear shorts – I just burn).  It made me happy to have a little trip down memory lane today.  But it was bittersweet as it reminded me of all I lost too.

Sleep is knocking on the door now… I am overdue in answering it.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 303 and 304

The month of October is upon us.  Fall is in full swing with the leaves gathering on the lawn… maybe a pile or two to run through even.  The evenings are getting dark earlier as the days grow shorter.  And a few of us look forward to a good scare with Halloween coming this month.  Everyday has at least some small portion of good in it.  I am looking for that good with this challenge to find my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join in with the challenge by commenting or writing your own blog… let’s find some goodness today.

Monday was an ok day… it was a little difficult as it would have been Mom’s birthday but I stayed pretty busy so I didn’t dwell on it as much.  We went to the store and restocked the cupboards and refrigerator.  I was happy to get some more fruit to snack on, much better than the left over Halloween candy.

Then after the store we had a creative time in the craft room.  My boyfriend finished mounting a peg board for me to organize some of my supplies on.  I was grateful he did that for me.

Today was all about comfort.  I started some old-fashioned comfort food simmering on the stove around 2pm when I had all the veggies cut up for the homemade chicken noodle soup.  I was grateful to have something that would wait while I helped my Dad out with trick or treaters at his house tonight.  It was Dad’s comfort of not getting up to answer the door whenever the kids came looking for goodies.  We only had 23 kids and 4 sorority sisters looking for canned goods donations.  But I was happy to help Dad out and see the cute costumes.  I would have to give the best costume to the mother daughter combination of spider (daughter) and spider web (mom).   It was a pretty good way to end the month.

Now I sit with some music playing softly and hope for sleep soon.  Sorry the fatigue got the best of me last night, but I am winning so far tonight.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Your Spirit

On a dark night

In the city graveyard

ghoulish site

Stopped me in my tracks

A ghostly figure

Floated above your tombstone

It turned as if it saw me

They quietly faded away

I often wonder why it left

If it was you

And will it ever return

I know you’re gone for good

But part of me wishes

I could see a shimmer of you

Just for a second

To smell your cologne in the air

To see you smile

To hear you laugh

If only…