Happy and Grateful – Day 88

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

I wish I was young again… I would chant “Rain, rain, go away, come again another day…” and hold some hope that the words could maybe stop the rain.  It has been raining since sun up and is not slowing down anytime soon.  But even though it is not yet April I know that these showers will bring (May) flowers.  And that is what I am holding onto to get me through the cloudy rainy weather.  It could always be worse… it could be snowing!  YIKES!

I am happy the flowers are taking a nice deep drink and grateful it will not be long until I see some green followed by the colorful blooms of Spring.

“…It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring.  He went to bed and he bumped his head and he didn’t get up ’til morning…”  (What were we thinking as kids to chant such silly things? LOL)

Happy and Grateful – Day 87

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

Today was kind of a continuation on yesterday.  I felt a moment of pride and happiness when my daughter told me she had shared her leftover chicken noodle soup with a friend.  She loved it.  And then tonight when I took the soup to my Dad’s he too commented on how good I am at making it and thanked me for sharing.

I was happy to share my comfort food and grateful that everyone liked it.  I even got a request from my daughter for me to fix meatloaf for her again soon.  Makes me feel almost as warm inside as eating the soup did.  🙂

Happy and Grateful – Day 86

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

Today was a comfort day.  I started a batch of my homemade chicken noodle soup around noon and let it simmer all day.  The apartment smelled so good.  Fresh carrots, celery and onions in a rich chicken broth with nice thick home style noodles.  My daughter came over when I told her we were making it for dinner (one of her favorites).  And as usual I made enough extra to give some to her to take home, have some for my Dad and still enough for us to have another meal of it.  Yummy!

As usual it is always good to see my daughter and we did some more catching up on the soap with the DVR.  We are within 9 episodes now.  Of course that will go to 10 tomorrow but still…  So todays happiness came from some good comfort food and I was grateful my daughter had the time off to come over and share it with us.

Happy and Grateful – Day 85

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

Today was a better day.  I actually had some energy and even made a short trip to the store.  I am feeling pretty wiped out now but I am fine with that.  I am grateful I had the energy to do what I did.

The moment that brought a smile to my face was a simple one today.  My daughter went to a baby shower for a friend who had twins.  The babies came early so the shower ended up after their birth.  The best part about that was my daughter was able to take pictures of those precious tiny little girls and share them with me… I always am happy to see a adorable little one.  I am happy she shared the photos with me.

Happy and Grateful – Days 83 and 84

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

I once again apologize for my fatigue and fibro interfering with my daily posts.  I am definitely back into another flare and just doing the minimum to make it through the days.  I really hate the fact I more or less lose days to this disease, but I can think of worse things I could be dealing with so I guess there is a silver lining of sorts.

My happiness for these days is understanding family… I had to skip doing some things for my Dad and with my boyfriend with the way I have felt these last two days.  It is hard to say no but sometimes I have to and I am blessed to have those that understand that in my life.  I am grateful to know that this flare will not last forever and I will have a good day again.  It all balances out in the end… or close to it anyway.

Happy and Grateful – Day 82

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

Today was a regroup and recharge day.  I have been going since Monday and it caught up with me.  Some of you may have noticed my H&G post was a little late for yesterday.  I had it all written but fell asleep with my laptop open before I could post it.  The fatigue won again!  But I took it easy today and feel pretty good tonight.  I still have stress… always stress and fatigue, but I am moving forward instead of standing still.

My happiness for the day had to be some words of encouragement from my therapist.  He reminded me of the power I do have over my own decisions and it is ok to trust them.  Now if I could just figure out what my decisions are!  But I am grateful it was once again nice enough to walk that block there to the clinic.  Some areas of the state had thunderstorms this afternoon but it only rumbled a little here.  Now if the grass would just green up and the trees would fill with some leaves maybe I would have something to look at on the walk there.  …it’s coming, slowly but surely I know it is!  Hope you all rest well…*yawn* time to read a little and wind down for the night!

Happy and Grateful – Day 81

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

Just 15 minutes of peace… that is all it took to give me a little relief from my anxiety, a taste of nature and an escape in a book.  Today was above freezing but just barely and there was a very cool breeze blowing, but I still took advantage of a free 15 minutes between appointments to pull into the parking lot at the park.  I cracked my window a bit to hear the birds better and had brought my current book with me.  I stayed there until just right before my next appointment and it was very relaxing.

I was happy to have even a short window of time to listen to the birds singing while I read today.  Grateful I was clear-headed enough to follow along with a book.  Take the time no matter how small of an amount of time it is, it may just be the boost you need for the day.