Headphones

Plug in

Turn it up

Dance around

Lose your worries

Let the music

Become you

Your life force

Your energy

 

Unplug

Go back

To the drab

Of every day

But keep a spark

A single note

To pull you

Through today

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – plug

They Grow Up So Fast

She runs full force into a puddle
Splashing and laughing out loud
She rushes out the door
To take her first trip to school on the bus
She bursts thru the door
Telling me she made the cheer squad
She lets out a little scream
Letting me know she was just asked to prom
…so much energy
So much joy
I try to soak in every moment
Because too soon she will move
So excited to start her own life
Being less a part of mine
That is the way it must be
And I will be proud of the woman she’ll become

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – energy

Mumbles… Rock On

Last night was amazing! I was able to experience the rush of a live concert again thanks to the local radio station – I won tickets to the show. It was a chance to observe, who I consider a classic rock band, Kansas, do some amazing things musically on stage. I am not a concert reviewer. I am a concert fan, maybe even a concert addict. In my youth I saw a lot of different live shows, from bar bands to stadium concerts. There is just such a rush I get from FEELING the music pound through me that no radio or Ipod can EVER match. The enthusiasm of the crowd fuels the band’s energy. That was one thing about last night that was great… it was a small crowd but the noise level made up for it!

I have to say this old lady felt mesmerized by the show and was able to rekindle some of my youthful energy. Definitely goes into the great concert category for me. They were just talking on the radio the other day about the fact that older bands still give the crowds 110% of what they’ve got in a live show, and new artists tend to just show up. Can’t really attest to the new artist side of the discussion, but man Kansas sure still rocks hard after more than 40 years of music!

Happy And Grateful – Day 318 & 319

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.

Fatigue got the best of me last night… forgive me for doubling up on my posts.  Aside from being exhausted yesterday I had an ok day.  I had a doctor’s appointment and that went well.  And a decision was finally made on when we would be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with my daughter (as she and my boyfriend both work that day).  I was grateful we were able to come up with a time to all gather together.

Yesterday I was happy we had medicine and pain patches in the house.  This time not for me, but for my boyfriend.  He apparently slept wrong and woke up with a terrible back ache.  That way I didn’t have to run to the store to get more for him, as the fatigue level was high all day yesterday.

Today was a day of mostly sun again thankfully.  It really brings the day around when it is out.  I got a little bit of work done today.  Got a load of laundry done, that is always an accomplishment.  Did some work on my computer… I think it is all updated and working right now.  I was grateful for the energy and clear mind to get that all done.

Tonight I would have to give my happiness to watching a movie.  It was on the life of the artist Frida Kahlo… it was very interesting. And it had some great actors in the cast as well.

It is late and morning will come too fast.  I need to turn off my mind and relax so I can sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day.

 

Happy and Grateful – Day 307

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.

It is Friday and the weekend begins… it really doesn’t make much difference though since my boyfriend still works Saturday.  The joys of working retail.  Man I miss it so much sometimes.  I get to thinking maybe I can work just a little, then I have a fibro flare or my depression and anxiety gets to me and I know I will never be able to hold a job again.  It is a loss I still battle through.

But we are here to find the happiness, the good of the day.  Today was a pretty quiet day after a much-needed nights rest.  I was grateful that I did have the energy to get some laundry done today.  I have one more load I am hoping to do tomorrow.

I did get to talk to a good friend today for a little bit.  It always makes me happy to talk to a friend.  I used to talk to him a lot more often than I do now so when I do hear from him it is extra special.

I need to try to shut my brain off and stop the anxiety from racing through my head now… hopefully I will get some sleep tonight.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 109

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

It was a LATE night last night – my daughter stopped after work and by the time she headed home it was well after 2 AM and I was wiped out.  So lets just pretend it is still last night and I am REALLY doing this on time.  LOL

It was a back and forth day…. cloudy cool morning, sun and a little heat in the afternoon to evening, then the night brought the return of clouds and some thunderstorms.  I had planned to take my Dad to his usual Wednesday coffee with his friends, but he was feeling a little under the weather so I instead took advantage of the extra time I had and went to the park for about 45 min.  It was too cloudy then to take pictures but the birds were still singing and the squirrels were scurrying around.

I got home from my errands then and had a surprise visitor. A friend, I have known since I was a little girl, called and wanted to visit.  She was having some relationship troubles and wanted to talk it out with someone.  So we talked and had a nice time, she even stayed for dinner.

Then after dinner was done she went home and I went to get dinner for my Dad.  Then my daughter stopped after work and created the late night I mentioned earlier.  It was a long day but a nice one.  It always makes me happy to talk to old friends.  I am grateful I had enough energy to stay awake through it all.  …now onto the day of recovery from it!

Happy and Grateful – Day 107

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

I have spent the day playing catch up.  The most strenuous thing I have done is two loads of laundry, otherwise I have been on my computer reading emails and posts from WordPress.  I also had a sunburn from yesterday “catching up” with the heat and itching on my face and arms.

It was good to not have a long list of things to do today.  I  think I regained some of the energy I lost over the last couple of days and I am grateful for that.  I am also happy I was able to just kind of take it easy today.  Holidays are nice but they can be a lot of work sometimes.

Happy and Grateful – Day 100

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

Last year when I did this challenge it was only for 100 days.  This year I am still less than a third of the way through the whole year.  Some days are easier than others.  Today was kind of a rough one.

I have had a sore throat for a couple of days now, added a killer headache to it tonight and my usual aches and pains… I felt pretty lousy most of the day.  I did find enough energy to get one load of laundry done at least.  So I do feel I accomplished something in spite of my pain.  I did spend some time working on some old poems too.  A little editing is never a bad thing.

So my happiness came from playing with words yet again.  I can immerse myself in a different place, frame of mind or basic mood sometimes with writing.  I was happy to have the time to write.  And I was grateful for the energy to get the laundry partially done… still have two loads to wash.  Now it is time to relax and read a little before my night-time meds make the words blur.   Good night!

Happy and Grateful – Day 85

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!

Today was a better day.  I actually had some energy and even made a short trip to the store.  I am feeling pretty wiped out now but I am fine with that.  I am grateful I had the energy to do what I did.

The moment that brought a smile to my face was a simple one today.  My daughter went to a baby shower for a friend who had twins.  The babies came early so the shower ended up after their birth.  The best part about that was my daughter was able to take pictures of those precious tiny little girls and share them with me… I always am happy to see a adorable little one.  I am happy she shared the photos with me.