Happy and Grateful – Day 233

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

Another week is underway and it started out with a lot of Mother Nature… an eclipse, clouds and rain.  It was also the last day of my boyfriend’s vacation.  Now it is back to waking up early and making his lunch.  But only until he can find a car we can afford to buy.  He has spent most of his vacation on the computer “window shopping” for something in the area.  With any luck by the end of the week we can find a new car for him.  Then the last week of August I can sleep in again!

Today’s word prompt challenge was a little bit tougher than normal.  All I could think of is the cat of an old friend of mine who is named Lurch.  He has difficulty walking and he literally lurches from side to side.  But no matter how I tried, I could not come up with a poem to do him justice.  But it did bring back good memories of time spent with my friend and her fur babies and that made me happy.

I was grateful today to be a witness (by way of TV only) to the wonders of Mother Nature.  It too brought back memories of making shadow boxes in school to take home and use to see the 1979 eclipse.  Even with the clouds today it did get darker and it was neat to see others across the country who were able to witness the phenomenon.

I should try to sleep so I am ready to be awake bright and early tomorrow.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!