Happy and Grateful – Day 151

May has arrived and I hope it brings lots of Spring cheer with it.  I am in my fifth month now of taking time to acknowledge the things that make me happy and grateful every day… almost half way to my goal of a full year.  If you want to join in on this challenge please add your thoughts in the comments or start your own blog.  There is a lot to be happy and grateful for!

Another beautiful spring day.  It was pretty uneventful.  Took my Dad to his coffee group and visited with them for an hour and a half.  I am glad my Dad still goes to that and sees some of his old friends.  He doesn’t get out much since he can’t drive.  I am happy to take him to see his friends.

Tonight was spent with the computer and then my boyfriend and I watched the start of a new series for us… Banshee.  I can see it has potential to be pretty good.  Then we tried something new before he went to bed.  He read about a green smoothie that is supposed to help you lose weight.  I have had a couple of green smoothies that were pretty good so I thought I would give it a try with him.  It is pretty heavy on the cilantro and has kind of a kick to it, but I drank it all.  I know with the fruit and veggies in it, it can’t be bad for us.  I just hope it does some good.  I am grateful that he found an easy recipe to try for a little while to see if it works.

I have a morning appointment tomorrow so I should head off to dreamland.  Here’s hoping I hear one of my four alarms I set to try to wake up on time… sad but true.  LOL

Happy and Grateful – Day 75

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!

Yawn!  I am so tired… and actually tired of being tired to tell the truth!  But we endure with what we are given as there should be some grand plan for it to make a difference in us one way or another.  I just wish I knew how being tired can help me in the long run?  Oh well!

So the only thing I had to worry about today was my weekly doctor appointment around the block.  Today was back above freezing so it was nice to walk there.  The sun was shining and the snow was melting enough it almost sounded like it was raining with the water dripping everywhere.  It means one day closer to spring!

My happiness came with breathing in some fresh air, even if only for a five-minute walk.  I am grateful my back was feeling a little better today and did not start hurting until the walk back home.  I will take every good moment I can get!

…don’t forget to wear your green tomorrow, I’d hate to see you get pinched all day!  An early Happy St Patrick’s Day to everyone!

Women’s March – Around the World

Wish I could have taken part in this… I was there in spirit. Amazing to see the number of locations this took place. I stand for equal rights, how about you? Reblog to show support.

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womensmarchWhen I wrote earlier today about the Women’s Marches going on around the US, I didn’t realize how enormous and far-reaching this effort was.  Then Ruth remarked that they are marching in London today, too, so I did some investigating.  There are 673 marches going on around the world.  To see the list of locations, click here. 

That there could or would occur, these gatherings of determined women and their supporters, is truly incredible.  There is hope for this country, and for the world, when this amount of compassion and strength rises up to be heard and seen.


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Day 100 – 100 Days of Happiness

This has been an incredible journey.  I questioned whether or not I would make it, stumbled upon happiness in unexpected places and learned there was always a happiness no matter how small that can be found.

I think it is quite fitting that my final day of happiness revolves around one thing that always brings me happiness – my daughter.  This was the day to bake cookies and make candies for Christmas.  She came over to help with the candies and we laughed, had a chocolate fight, drank a little wine and listened to Christmas carols.  We did also find time to actually make some goodies during all of that too… 😉

The kitchen smelled of sweets and sounded of laughter and music.  I am so glad she enjoys carrying on some of the traditions we had when she was little.  She took a few goodies to share with her coworkers tomorrow and a few to keep herself.

I hope some of you try this challenge even if you choose not to write about it.  It really has been fun.  And it was good for me to push on my days that the depression was stronger to find something that was happy.  Those are the days I learned the most. To quote Bobby McFerrin – “Don’t worry, be HAPPY!”

Day 86 – 100 Days of Happiness

Today was not one of my better days.  I had to take my Dad to an appointment, then drive out-of-town to one appointment, come back into town to a second appointment.  Only problem after I drove over an hour to get to my appointment… I discovered I had written it into my calendar wrong and it is not until next week.  I could look at the day as a waste of time driving all the way there or I can find some happiness in it.  And there was some happiness because I had to drive by where my daughter works so I stopped for a coffee and visited with her when she got off of work.  So my not so great day did have a bright spot still.  And I get to do it all over again next week!

Day 85 – 100 Days of Happiness

It finally happened… my daughter had a day when she didn’t have to go into work until late and she had no other plans.  We were able to sit and relax and have coffee and lunch at a leisurely pace today.  She filled me in on all the latest happenings at work.  I enjoyed her company and stories.  With not being able to work it is good to still hear about some of the day-to-day happenings.  And I have met most of the people she works with and they are a good bunch of kids.  It probably wont be until next year now when we get to do lunch again… she has 3 different Christmas parties to go to, work and a social life.  Ah to be young again and full of energy!  🙂