Happy and Grateful – Day 247

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 … hazy.  I am sorry for anyone near the wildfires in both the US and Canada.  I am always stunned when the smoke makes it all the way to Iowa.  I can’t imagine how thick the smoke would be closer to it.  I have one friend in Montana too close to the fires there and another friend in Canada who already had to evacuate once.  I just can’t imagine going through something as wild and unpredictable as a forest fire.

Between the fires up north and the hurricanes down south I am pretty grateful to be in the Midwest.  It is not a destination others dream about going to, but I like it.  We have all four seasons.  There is plenty of warning usually for the risks of thunderstorms/tornadoes or blizzards.  And those are a one time thing, not multiple day.  So yeah, today I am grateful to be in Iowa.

I didn’t do much today except a little bit of cleaning.  We are having an apartment inspection this week… I hate those.  Always feel my life is being invaded and scrutinized.  But the place looks pretty good.  I still need to go over the kitchen floor but, body permitting, I can get that done tomorrow.  I am happy the majority of the work is done.

I need to try to sleep… nice to be able to say that.  I finally got the blog done before going to sleep, hurrah!  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!