Happy and Grateful – Day 266

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.

Today was another hot day… still in the 80’s after 10pm.  We are in for another hot one tomorrow, but then rain and cooler temperatures drop in.  I am ready for sweatshirt weather.  If I can just hold on a little bit longer…

It is beginning to look like we may have to invest in a new TV.  We have been having the picture go dim on us off and on now.  And for the second time now the sound has acted up and sounds all garbled.  I hate to think about spending that kind of money.  If it could just hold out until next year maybe, that isn’t that far away.  *fingers crossed*  But it was a second-hand TV and it has lasted at least 2 1/2 years with us.  Not bad for a TV these days.  I am grateful it has lasted as long as it has.

I heard from my best friend today.  He is out-of-state and busy so much of the time anymore I don’t get to talk to him near as often as I would like.  It always makes me happy when I hear from him.

It is late and my pain meds are kicking in.  My back had more than enough stress on it today with laundry and shopping for over an hour for groceries.  I don’t think I could get back up if I bent over once more today.  Oh well… I got things accomplished.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 67

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!

If “the antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.” (Aristotle) then the smiling picture of a best friend must be a cure for depression.  Out of the blue today my friend sent me a picture of himself… and he was actually smiling in it; that is kind of a rarity.  I have struggled with fatigue again today and am still stiff and sore from my walk… I was definitely down today and that smile really made me feel good for a while.

Just to know someone is thinking of you from time to time is enough to help improve a mood some days.  Today has been a bit of a struggle, but I got through it.  And it was nice to get a smile sent to me, it made me happy and I smiled too.  I am so grateful to have my best friend in my life… he has been quite a lifeline for me in tough times.  Not that he will read this but, I love you Jack!

Happy and Grateful – Day 42

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

I was sitting at my craft desk today when the phone rang… it was my best friend.  It has been almost two weeks since we had last talked for any length of time and it was so good to hear his voice.  I guess the we talked is not so much true as he talked and I listened… I could listen to him talk all day.  He talked about lots of things and I felt helpless to solve some of the problems he has been having… I am a fixer and not having “the answers” drives me crazy sometimes.  But it was a nice Saturday afternoon chat.  Now with any luck I will be able to talk to him again this coming Wednesday too as it will be his birthday.

I was happy to be able to talk to him today.  And as always grateful he took some time in his busy schedule to give me a call.  Now I have Wednesday to look forward to.

Happy and Grateful – Day 17

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 mix of emotions.  I got a phone call from my best friend who I haven’t talked to for over a week.  The problem was I missed the call as I was at my Dad’s fixing his dinner at the time.  But just a chance to hear his voice in the message he left lifted my spirits.  He has been a big support for my through my depression diagnosis and treatment.  I’ve often thought that I would not be here if it wasn’t for the support he has given me.  I was happy to hear his voice.  And I am grateful he is a part of my life each and everyday… just wish he didn’t live so far away.