Happy and Grateful – Day 7

I have undertaken a challenge this year.  I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel.  No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment.  Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day.  Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog.  Let’s find some fun!

This was not one of my better days.  I have waited to post this almost two days late now because I was trying to find the good in the day I felt so down.  A dear friend of mine is hurting and it always throws me off when there is nothing I can do to help those I love.

If I had to find a small happiness it was for my sports team.  I don’t really follow pro sports except when it is World Series (I was so happy for the Cubs!) or the Super Bowl.  But I grew up in a small college town where my Dad went to college and although I never took a class there I do have a little home team pride.  Tonight they won their first conference game.  It was pretty close most of the game so it was a good game to watch, not a walk away win.  So my happiness came when they won.  I am grateful to have grown up in a town with a team to root for even if I was never part of that school.  Go team, go!

Happy and Grateful – Day 6

I have undertaken a challenge this year.  I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel.  No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment.  Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day.  Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog.  Let’s find some fun!

I must apologize for taking almost a full day to write this.. I knew what I was going to write half-way through the day, but laundry, pain and fatigue kept me from writing much.  But I am here now and yesterday was a wonderful day… at least a couple of hours of it was.  I met two wonderful women I worked with for lunch and we sat and talked for about 2 1/2 hours.  It is always good to see them.  One of them is nearing the stage in her life she may have to move a couple of hours away to take care of her ailing mother.  Right now her brothers are helping out some but eventually she will need more around the clock care.  It will be hard to see her move but at least she will be a days drive away to still visit when able.

I am grateful I still have friends from work I can communicate with and still have a small bit of a “social life” to enjoy.  It was a very happy few hours of talk and laughter.  I need more days like that.  Unfortunately I can’t afford them very often and they both still work so coordinating schedules is sometimes a challenge.  But it made this Friday a good day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 5

I have undertaken a challenge this year.  I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel.  No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment.  Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day.  Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog.  Let’s find some fun!

Day 5 was when 3 and 4 caught up with me.  I did still have to take my Dad to a doctor’s appointment, but for the evening I was pretty much a zombie.  That is ok.  My body gets to a point where it is very convincing and I have learned to listen to it.  My boyfriend is great when the fatigue gets the best of me. The only trouble is I get behind on my writing.  I should not even be writing this now, but my friends I am supposed to meet for lunch know I tend to run a little late.  LOL  So I was happy last night to have an evening of rest and recovery.  Grateful that there was nothing I had to do to interfere with my recovery.

Happy and Grateful – Day 4

I have undertaken a challenge this year.  I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel.  No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment.  Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day.  Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog.  Let’s find some fun!

Timing, fate, karma, a guardian angel… however you want to look at it, it came together for me.  I had another appointment out-of-town.  I dread the drive there, I dread the drive back.  The timing of this appointment put me right at the start of rush hour traffic on the way home.

I was almost out of the worst of it and headed to the highway for a straight shot home, when I looked into my rear-view mirror.  I happened to see a deer fly through the air and another one turn back around instead of crossing the road.  Just maybe two car lengths behind me was where this happened.  I had just missed being the one to face the deer head on.

I can gladly say I have never hit an animal with my car… in this area there are plenty of deer to contend with.  I have seen deer in many rural areas, but this was the first time in a very busy area of town I have seen deer.

Bottom line was I got lucky on the trip home.  It could have very easily been me in that spot at that moment they crossed the highway.  I am happy I do not have car damage that needs to be fixed, or injuries that need to heal.  And grateful my trip home was a safe one.

Happy and Grateful – Day 3

I have undertaken a challenge this year.  I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel.  No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment.  Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day.  Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog.  Let’s find some fun!

I am late posting this… darn fatigue!  But it was a busy day yesterday spent on the go and my fibro body takes only so much and then screams, “STOP!”  I just need to learn to write sometime before the stop and hope my happy and grateful moment has occurred.

Yesterday was a trip out-of-town to see my fibro doctor.  For some reason the hundreds of doctors here in town don’t want to treat fibromyalgia.  It is very frustrating.  But I have had some concerns over a new problem with my knee. My mind tends to over think everything… even a new pain.  The doctor seems to think it is just arthritis setting in but took an x-ray to be sure.  I feel better about that.

Just knowing I have a doctor than listens to my worries and does what needs to be done makes me grateful to have found her.  I am happy to have someone who believes in fibro that I can see… there are still doubters in medical field unfortunately.

Doctors are not people I want to see everyday, but I am so grateful I have some good ones in my life.  Cancer, fibromyalgia, depression all have led me to some of the good ones in the profession.  Don’t get me wrong I have had the ones that aren’t so understanding – the doctor who diagnosed me with fibro but wouldn’t tell me, the doctor that said my fatigue was “sleep intoxication”, and the one who refused to see me since I was only making payments on the bill.

I hope you all have been lucky enough to have good doctors.  And if not, I hope you have the strength to keep looking until you find that good ones.  (((HUGS)))

Happy and Grateful – Day 2

I have undertaken a challenge this year.  I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel.  No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment.  Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day.  Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog.  Let’s find some fun!

Today was a day of catch-up still.  I must have slipped by Father Time one too many times as I am not as resilient after staying up late (well honestly it was all night) like I did New Years Eve.  The fatigue had me caught off guard again today twice with naps I didn’t plan.  But that is ok.  I just started the day over and got three mornings instead of one!  I figure each time I awakened was a chance to start fresh instead of another mistake from the evil fatigue monster.  There is always a plus to a negative and today was no different.  I am glad for the opportunity to quench the fatigue and find a little gratitude in the process.  What are you grateful for today?

Happy and Grateful – Day 1

It was good for me to take part in a challenge last year where I found at least one thing that made me happy everyday for 100 days.  So as the new year begins a new challenge is born.  I will try to balance through happiness and things I am grateful for.  There may be days of struggle but there is always some small happiness and something to be grateful for.

For the start of this challenge I started the year in the best way possible, with my daughter over to ring in the new year with my boyfriend and I.  We played games long past the start of the year at midnight. Then after more of a nap than a nights sleep my daughter and I went shopping for bargains.  Nothing makes me happier than seeing my daughter.  She is a remarkable young lady, but I may be a tad biased.  She makes me happy and I am so grateful we have a good relationship.

It would be great if some of you would take part in this challenge with me.  Please feel free to comment about your happiness and gratitude if you don’t want to commit to a full blog.  This is going to be a great new year full of positives.  (((HUGS)))