Happy and Grateful – Day 271

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.

Sorry for the delay in this post.  With all the anxiety I had concerning my mammogram I was hit with some strong fatigue and went out halfway through my daily prompt post.  The good news though is that my mammogram was clear… 14 years cancer free now and good for one more year!  I am beyond grateful for another clear report.

It was a stressful day, but it was also a beautiful fall day.  Windows open, birds singing and a nice cool breeze blowing made the day more manageable.  I was happy to have a little bit of nature to help soothe my anxiety a little.

Now let’s hope I can get tonight’s post done on time.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a great day/night!

Happy and Grateful – Day 259

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.

The days are noticeably getting shorter, the trees are already starting to change a little bit… I am not ready for fall.  Don’t get me wrong, I like fall.  It is just what comes after it that I dread.  Of course with temperatures in the 90’s we are not going to have to worry about that soon.  Although my Dad did tell me tonight they got snow in some part of Montana I think it was.  In his words, “They can keep it there.”

First day this week I have not had any appointments to get to… it was nice for a change.  I did go through my ever-growing stack of mail and shredded some nearly 30 credit card offers… and a majority were from the same company.  What a waste of paper!  But it was nice to have a fairly quiet day to get that done and I am grateful I can see that corner of the table again.

Today was not one of my happier days… really struggled with loneliness off and on today.  But I was happy to get a message or two from a friend out-of-state.  Hadn’t heard from him for a while and more than anything else it was SO NICE to have someone take the time to ask how I was doing.  I will admit I hid behind a vague answer but it was still great to think that someone actually cares how I feel.

I need to try to sleep now that the thunderstorms have calmed down a little.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

100 Days of Happiness

Another night got away from me.  Fatigue and insomnia… it is a coin flip on which will happen.  Last night it was fatigue and who knows what tonight will have in store.  So once again here is yesterday’s and today’s post for my happiness days in one blog…

Day 67 – There are times you just have to cave in to cravings, even if they are for food that is not good for you.  My daughter called last week and was sharing a craving.  She said she had been wanting pigs in a blanket for a while now and I should invite her over for dinner and have that… no, she is not subtle at times.  So tonight was pigs in a blanket with cheese inside all ooey-gooey and melty.  It is one of those foods that is far from gourmet, but sometime you just have to do it for the good of comfort foods!  And because your daughter asked nicely.

Day 68 – This may seem strange but my happiness today came from a sweatshirt.  In the fall when the crisp is in the air but I am too stubborn to turn on the furnace yet there is nothing like the feeling of a warm soft fuzzy sweatshirt to keep the chill off.  My boyfriend bought me one for my birthday last month and it was just the thing to wear most of the day to stay comfy and cozy in.

Day 51 – 100 Days of Happiness

(I found this in my drafts this afternoon… sorry I was sure I had posted this last night, but I guess I was dreaming.)

Today is the 3rd of November… we should be thinking about turning on the furnace.  Instead the windows are wide open and the fan is on.  I can’t believe the overly mild weather we had in October and now November is providing more of the same.  It was nice enough I walked to my weekly doctor appointment today; no coat or sweatshirt, just my t-shirt.  I am sure these days are to come to an end soon so I am trying to take advantage of it while I can.  The extended forecast still looks good all week.  So as long as I can I will take in the fresh air of fall and be happy with each breath.

Radical Idea

Like totally radical dude!  Ok… not really something I miss from the 80’s slang but how appropriate today.  I was checking messages and people who liked my posts and stumbled across a radical idea… find happiness daily for 100 days.  I have to credit the idea to this post by Ripples N Reflections.  The fact that the original website posting says that 71% of people fail at this is just sad.  BUT we are not about sad today we are about HAPPY.

I am modifying the challenge a bit as some things that make me happy are hard to take a picture of, but I can always find things for my babbling fingertips to type about.  So here we go…

Day 1 of #100happydays is an easy one.  The heat seems to have finally broke and we have a beautiful fall like day with mild temps and a few fluffy white clouds dotting the sky.  The windows are open and I am listening to the birds and crickets (we have so many crickets!) sing.  There is a small breeze blowing in… perfect weather.  Fall has always been my favorite time of year.  Not just because my birthday falls in this time frame, but it is so pretty with the leaves changing.  I remember childhood days raking leaves only to jump into the pile and crunch them under my feet.  Apple cider, caramel apples and trick or treaters… sweatshirts, football and pumpkins… the perfect snuggling weather.  I love fall!

Have a totally tubular day and find some happiness in the little wonders of the day.  (((HUGS)))