Happy and Grateful – Day 60

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 have lost track of how many days this fibro flare has had me hostage, but I will keep moving forward!  Today was back to the errands I put off the last couple of days.  I have my feet up now in the recliner waiting on my night meds to work on winding me down for the day.

Looking back on the day I would have to go for a seasonal joy.  It is a little early, but they are in the stores now so you kind of have to pounce on them while they stick around. Cadbury Caramel Eggs!  It is a guilty pleasure I must have once a year.  I could care less about Peeps, jelly beans are around year round these days and chocolate bunnies lost their wonder several year ago… but Caramel Eggs are still a magical explosion of creamy goodness in my mouth.  HAVE TO have them… usually 3 or 4 during the season.  So I am happy to say I have a four pack (minus two – one for me and one for my boyfriend) next to me on the table.  I am grateful they are only once a year as I might eat too many if they were year round!  What is your favorite Easter candy you must have this time of year?

Day 48 – 100 Days of Happiness

This is one of my easiest days to do.  This was trick-or-treat night for our town tonight and just like my mom used to do, I love seeing all the little ones dressed up in celebration of the holiday.  My boyfriend and I live in an apartment building that does not get many kids, so we helped my dad out tonight.  He has trouble getting up and down to keep answering the door, so we went to answer his door and hand our treats.

A pretty good year for him… he ended up with 32 costumed kids, a handful of costumed parents and 3 sorority sisters looking for food bank donations. By far super heroes ruled the night.  We saw multiple Batman, Ironman and Superman show up.  Star Wars as always was represented.  But I feel the winner of the night was an adorable little boy who had a magician’s costume on.  He had matching sequined vest, hat band and wand; top hat and suit…he couldn’t have been more than 4 or 5 years old.

As usual though you can never guess how much candy to buy.  I remember years with nice weather nearing the 100s of children and cold years with next to no one.  This year was a beautiful upper 60s with mostly cloudy skies.  But we still over estimated and  now there is left over candy as we will never be caught running out.  Some how I will suffer through a little chocolate to help dad get rid of the rest.  LOL!