Happy and Grateful – Day 248

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 turned out perfect.  We had the help of a great nursing home staff help us have an outstanding 100th birthday party for my grandma.  She is a big fan of the Iowa State Cyclones as she worked at the campus for many years.  So the staff arranged that the head coach of the basketball team would come and wish grandma a happy birthday.  She seemed very happy and all the residence seemed to enjoy themselves.  It made me happy to know this birthday was not overlooked for her.

The weather today was amazing.  Highs just in the 70’s and a nice light breeze.  We had windows open again and I got to hear the birds singing.  I am always grateful for a day of fresh air!

Now I need to get some sleep to be ready for the apartment inspections tomorrow.  As always remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!


Happy and Grateful – Day 126

May has arrived and I hope it brings lots of Spring cheer with it.  I am in my fifth month now of taking time to acknowledge the things that make me happy and grateful every day… almost half way to my goal of a full year.  If you want to join in on this challenge please add your thoughts in the comments or start your own blog.  There is a lot to be happy and grateful for!

Today was another day of fresh air and sunshine.  Didn’t get to spend much time in it, but admired it from afar I guess you could say.  Our original plans of checking out the first farmers market of the season fell apart when we slept through the alarm clock… oops!  So it ended up being much more of a quiet day and my boyfriend even took a couple of hours nap.

We did venture out to get some dinner and grabbed a sandwich for my Dad’s dinner too.  It was pretty amazing how quiet the streets seemed for a Saturday night, maybe everyone was still home finishing yard work?

I was happy we tried to carry on with our weekly card games we have played the last two weekends.  Since it was just my boyfriend and I we did a couple of games of cribbage.  Maybe we will try canasta next time.

I was happy to have another weekend that included some time away from computers to play cards.  I was grateful to hear the birds singing another beautiful day’s songs.

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.