Happy and Grateful – Day 281

The month of October is upon us.  Fall is in full swing with the leaves gathering on the lawn… maybe a pile or two to run through even.  The evenings are getting dark earlier as the days grow shorter.  And a few of us look forward to a good scare with Halloween coming this month.  Everyday has at least some small portion of good in it.  I am looking for that good with this challenge to find my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join in with the challenge by commenting or writing your own blog… let’s find some goodness today.

Today was another perfect fall like day.  Sat with the window open beside me listening to the birds sing and the kids play.  I have to shake my head at least a dozen times when there are a few of the neighbor kids out there.  If I had talked like that at their age I would have been in so much trouble.  And we have new upstairs neighbors who will yell at their mom from the playground… and the way they talk or back talk to her is astonishing!  Times have sure changed.

Today my boyfriend and I went to the grocery store and restocked the refrigerator.  It took almost an hour at the store… I am paying for it tonight with leg cramps.  My back is also not very happy with me for all the lifting and bending putting stuff away.  But I am grateful I am done with shopping for us for the week.

My happy moment… not so many today.  Feeling pretty down tonight.  My boyfriend and I watched a couple of movies tonight and I don’t recall laughing at all.  One was an action drama and the other was a “horror” film.  Nothing great, just something to pass the time.  No messages or texts from friends.  No answered emails.  No change in my Dad’s pain levels.  I did hear from my daughter this morning but it was a one message post and run.  Let’s just say I am happy to have seen another day from start to finish.

I am going to let my nighttime meds do what they are supposed to now and hopefully sleep.  Remember to find your happiness (no matter how small) and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!