Happy and Grateful – Day 254

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

I write this tonight with a heavy heart.  A friend I used to work with lost her battle with cancer last night.  She was such a positive spirit, always had a smile and a hug for everyone.  The last time I saw her she had said the doctors were giving her only a month to live, but she was still at work and smiling.  She was at peace with her fate and only (as she had most of her life) was concerned about her children and grandchild left behind.  I am grateful for the time we were able to cross each other paths.  I will never forget her and the grace with which she lived and died.

Earlier in the day I was able to assist my father with his home alert system.  The battery on his button he wears went bad and was setting off an alert/alarm on the main system that went off every minute.  It took nearly 50 minutes on the phone to get the system back up again.  I was happy to know he once again has that safety net should he fall and not have his phone with him.

I now must close my eyes for a new work week begins for my boyfriend in the morning and I will have to take him to work.  The main road we take is under construction now so we will have to take an alternate longer route for a while.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.

(Oops, the fatigue got to me once again.)