Happy and Grateful – Day 321

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.

Even the worst day huh?  This has been an agonizing day of fatigue.  There was another change in the weather – a slight warm up and rain to possibly turn to some snow in the early morning.  Needless to say I am aching all over and I took 3 naps today and still feel like I did not sleep… I guess that is the nature of chronic fatigue.  Add in a good side order of depression and you have a day I would have liked to have missed.  But I put one foot in front of the other take one breath after the other and keep on going.  If I am lucky I find some good.

Today I found that good here on WordPress,  One of the people I follow made me laugh.  First and only time today I laughed and for that I am grateful.  I know laughter is good medicine, I need a little more of it in my life, but it is hard to find some days like today.

Now happiness blooms from laughter, but I don’t think I have ever used the same thing for both my happiness and my gratitude before and this close to the end I hate to change my pattern.  So I give my happiness to a fleeting thought, a memory.  It is something simple but the hug from a friend can mean a lot… I have made it known here before how I miss my best friend.  Today it was the memories of a hug from him that got me through the day and made me closer to happy if only for a moment.

Now I plan to rest yet again and hope that I find some relief from this horrible fatigue I face,  Let your friends know how special they are.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!