Happy and Grateful – Day 113

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 wasn’t quite as late of a night last night, but late enough to keep me from writing.  And to be honest it was more the way I felt that kept the muse away.  I have official gotten the cold my boyfriend had.  Spent a lot of the night coughing and sneezing instead of snoozing.  But I think the worst of it is past now.  I am drinking my echinacea tea and am getting my vitamin C from clementines to try to make it pass quickly.

Last night was one more night of having my friend over for the night.  We took it easy and just watched a movie and talked.  It looks like she is going to be headed back to Georgia soon instead of staying here.  I hope it is the right decision for her as she left due to many problems she had there.  I can’t make the decision for her though so I have to trust she knows what she is doing.

I have had the fortune of spending the whole weekend with her.  It made me happy to have her here with us.  I am grateful we were able to help her out with a place to stay as she begins to transition back to her life down South.  I will miss her when she is gone, but she does have family here and will visit… plus there is always an invitation for us to go down there to visit her.

(Please forgive any foggy thoughts and typos… I am typing with cold medicine in me,  LOL)

Happy and Grateful – Day 111

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 did it again… up late and missed the post last night.  But it was a very fun night.  The same friend that was over to visit the other day returned for a game or two of cards.  We played Shanghai Rummy after dinner and had a ball.  We wont talk about my score but I was not in first place… LOL.

With both my friend and my daughter here is was a great night.  We laughed and had a great time.  I was happy we could all gather to spend the evening together. I am especially grateful for the time with my friend as she has had a rough past and she tried to end it once… glad she is still here among us.

 

Happy and Grateful – Day 79

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 long day.  Started early with a doctor’s appointment at 8 am and a couple of errands afterwards.  I did have the afternoon free to nap, but with the windows open and neighborhood kids at play outside I would just nod off and someone would yell or shriek in delight.  And it was just too nice out to close the windows.  So I am pretty tired tonight.

My moment of happiness was actually an hour and seven minutes long.  My best friend called and we talked a few things out we hadn’t had a chance to discuss for a while.  I cried, I laughed, but most of all I felt good connecting with him.  Now hopefully we can do that more often.  Talking to my best friend made me happy and I was grateful we both had the time to talk with no distractions.  Take the time to reach out to someone you care about today… it might just make their day.

Happy and Grateful – Day 67

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!

If “the antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.” (Aristotle) then the smiling picture of a best friend must be a cure for depression.  Out of the blue today my friend sent me a picture of himself… and he was actually smiling in it; that is kind of a rarity.  I have struggled with fatigue again today and am still stiff and sore from my walk… I was definitely down today and that smile really made me feel good for a while.

Just to know someone is thinking of you from time to time is enough to help improve a mood some days.  Today has been a bit of a struggle, but I got through it.  And it was nice to get a smile sent to me, it made me happy and I smiled too.  I am so grateful to have my best friend in my life… he has been quite a lifeline for me in tough times.  Not that he will read this but, I love you Jack!

Happy and Grateful – Day 42

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

I was sitting at my craft desk today when the phone rang… it was my best friend.  It has been almost two weeks since we had last talked for any length of time and it was so good to hear his voice.  I guess the we talked is not so much true as he talked and I listened… I could listen to him talk all day.  He talked about lots of things and I felt helpless to solve some of the problems he has been having… I am a fixer and not having “the answers” drives me crazy sometimes.  But it was a nice Saturday afternoon chat.  Now with any luck I will be able to talk to him again this coming Wednesday too as it will be his birthday.

I was happy to be able to talk to him today.  And as always grateful he took some time in his busy schedule to give me a call.  Now I have Wednesday to look forward to.

Happy and Grateful – Day 17

I have undertaken a challenge this year.  I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel.  No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment.  Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day.  Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog.  Let’s find some fun!

Today was a mix of emotions.  I got a phone call from my best friend who I haven’t talked to for over a week.  The problem was I missed the call as I was at my Dad’s fixing his dinner at the time.  But just a chance to hear his voice in the message he left lifted my spirits.  He has been a big support for my through my depression diagnosis and treatment.  I’ve often thought that I would not be here if it wasn’t for the support he has given me.  I was happy to hear his voice.  And I am grateful he is a part of my life each and everyday… just wish he didn’t live so far away.

Happy and Grateful – Day 15

I have undertaken a challenge this year.  I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel.  No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment.  Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day.  Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog.  Let’s find some fun!

I still am somehow a day behind.. one of these nights I am going to have the energy to stay awake long enough to get caught up on both days and the daily prompt.  I hope you all forgive me.

This day was really fun.  I may have a creative mind, but my daughter is the one with the artistic talent so I was a little nervous.  A friend of mine was going to a paint studio to make a gift for her daughter and wanted me to come along to the class.  I have thought about these classes before but have never gone.

This was a SMALL class and because of my anxiety I am glad about that.  There were only two other people there besides my friend and I.  The instructor took us step by step through the process and it was easier than I thought.  I was favorably impressed with the way the painting turned out.  Don’t look at it too closely though as the fine detail is NOT there, my hands shake too much.  But for a fun little Valentine’s Day gift for my boyfriend it is ok.

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Now that I have done the class once, I would not be afraid to go again for another project that would be appealing to me.  They offer several each month.  I would love to have my daughter go to a class with me as she has the artistic talent in the family.  It was a fun day and I was happy to have accomplished my first painting (even though I see things wrong with the painting).  And I am very grateful to have had the time with my friend.

100 Days of Happiness

I have once again had a night that got away from me so I will have to do two posts in one tonight…

Day 63 – I got a letter from a good friend of mine today.  She used to work with my Dad actually and I tagged along a couple of times to lunches they had together… now I am so glad I did, because she became such a good friend.  She is a beautiful soul who is strong, loving and afraid of nothing.  She has a wonderfully quiet place in the country now and shares beautiful nature photos and stories of the birds, butterflies and assorted farm pets with me.  Her letters are a joy, almost as much as she is.  She gave me more than one smile today!

Day 64 – Tonight has been a tough one for me for several reasons but I am happy I have words.  Words to express my pain and fear (my post on the daily prompt filthy) words to tell a friend I care (a small text exchange for a friend in some stress) and words to clear my head (my journal writing).  On days like today if I did not have words, if my muse left me, I think I would just curl up in a ball and waste away.  Writing can bring a peace that nothing else can touch sometimes… very therapeutic.

Day 29 – 100 Days of Happiness

Today was better… I didn’t lay in bed all day.  I did actually even leave the house.  I still hurt and am not fully out of the flare, but today was better.  I think part of it can be attributed to a message from an acquaintance.

It is really more like a friend of a friend, but the point is she sent me a message and we chatted a bit over the internet today.  I did not feel quite so invisible.  I actually might have felt a little upset over information about our mutual friend, but the point is I felt something.  It was not a mind numbing day.  I felt somehow alive again and maybe even a part of society.

We did not solve any earth shattering problems or anything close to it, but we did exchange pleasantries and small talk.  It was not much but it did bring a small smile to my face and some hope I might be worth someone’s time still.

Remember as you go through your day and you need something to do… maybe send a message to an old friend or someone you don’t know as well.  You might be the lift they were needing to get through their day.  (((HUGS)))