Happy and Grateful – Day 356

One of my favorite months is upon us. I love the wonder of the holidays.  How it can light up young and old alike.  The weather is (usually) starting to change the world white and frosty.  And the promise of a new year is just around the corner.  This is the final month of my attempt to find the things that make me happy and grateful every day for a year… I have mixed emotions that it will be ending.  Please join me these last few days and post your happiness and gratitude in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always some good in the day no matter how small.

And then there were 10…. only ten days left in my challenge.  This year has gone by pretty fast and I am sure these last few days will be somewhat of a blur.

Today was a surprising day.  My daughter got off work early this afternoon and treated me to a movie.  We went and saw Hugh Jackman’s latest film “The Greatest Showman.”  It always makes me happy to see a good film and I love musicals.  It was my first time in our upgraded theater with the new assigned seating in the fancy new electric recliners.  It was a nice afternoon.

Then tonight my daughter came over to do laundry and help me finish the rest of the candies.  I did the rest of the potato chips dipped in chocolate… so yummy.  I was grateful for the help and the company.

Now I am headed back to sleep for a while… it was late when my daughter headed home.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 333

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.

I am still running behind… sleeping a lot and can’t count the number of time I have sneezed and coughed today.  I know sharing is good but my boyfriend could have kept this cold/flu to himself and I would have been fine with that.

Yesterday was a long day, but that comes with the territory of a cold.  I did feel “well” enough in the afternoon to actually get a load of laundry done.  But that left me fully wiped out.  I was grateful for that small amount of energy.

A happy moment from the day would have to be finishing up a letter for a friend whose birthday is coming up. I am behind with it too and the card will probably not make it there before her birthday, but it is the thought that counts right?

Time to see about some more medicine and maybe a nap.  With any luck I will be able to post again tonight.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful day/night.

Happy and Grateful – Day 311

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.

Today was laundry day… got three loads done.  Two of them were for my daughter.  Now my shoulders are feeling the work of the day tonight, so I will take my muscle relaxers and hope to sleep easy.  At least the majority of it is done.  I have one, maybe two more loads to wash.  I am grateful I was able to get them done.

I did meet my daughter today for a late lunch.  It was the first time in quite a long time we were actually able to sit down and talk much.  She has been putting in overtime at work for about a month now.  The money is nice, but it does not give her much free time.  It really made me happy to talk to her today.

Now I am already getting droopy eyelids so I should get this posted.  Going to be a busy day tomorrow too with the clinic and coffee both for Dad.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 309

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.

I enjoy getting an “extra” hour of sleep when the clocks change, but I hate that it gets dark so early now.  How much longer until the days start growing longer?  Google said December 21st… that is still more than a month and a half away; too long of a wait if you ask me.  Oh well, it just means the daylight hours are that much more precious and we need to appreciate them.  And that is what I was grateful for this afternoon.  We finally had a break from the clouds and saw the sun!  It was nice to feel it streaming in through the window.  Only drawback is that it will be cold tonight with no clouds to hold in the heat.

I had a quick 5 minutes of happiness tonight.  When I went to my Dad’s to get him dinner I stopped by my daughter’s apartment and picked up laundry she needs done.  So I have a little work to do tomorrow but at least I got to see her for a short while tonight.  It always makes me happy to see her.

Now I want to pose a question to all of you… what am I going to do when my year is over in less than two months?  I think a year is more than long enough for my happiness and gratitude posts, but what should I do next?  I have a couple of ideas but would really like to hear your input.  Thanks for taking the time to read this and remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 307

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.

It is Friday and the weekend begins… it really doesn’t make much difference though since my boyfriend still works Saturday.  The joys of working retail.  Man I miss it so much sometimes.  I get to thinking maybe I can work just a little, then I have a fibro flare or my depression and anxiety gets to me and I know I will never be able to hold a job again.  It is a loss I still battle through.

But we are here to find the happiness, the good of the day.  Today was a pretty quiet day after a much-needed nights rest.  I was grateful that I did have the energy to get some laundry done today.  I have one more load I am hoping to do tomorrow.

I did get to talk to a good friend today for a little bit.  It always makes me happy to talk to a friend.  I used to talk to him a lot more often than I do now so when I do hear from him it is extra special.

I need to try to shut my brain off and stop the anxiety from racing through my head now… hopefully I will get some sleep tonight.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 293

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.

It was almost too warm today… but it sounds like that will not be a problem again soon.  We are headed for a drop in temperatures after rain tomorrow.  So it is a good thing I got my time by my window with the fresh air today.  I am grateful for the time to hear the birds singing again.  The language on the playground however after school… that was a whole different feeling it gave me.  About sent shivers down my spine.

I did a little tidying up the apartment, until my back told me I had done enough.  Then my daughter came over to wash some laundry and watch the soap.  We ordered some pizza and shared a nice dinner together.  She had to leave pretty early as she has to open at her coffee shop in the early morning.  But it always makes me happy to see her.

Tonight is kind of rough for me… just feel a little out of sorts.  But being able to look back and find the good in the day helps.  I need to take my night meds and try to sleep soon.  Maybe read a few more posts before I get too tired.  Thank you to all who take the time to read these.  I wonder how the numbers really play out.  But I still feel a little connection has been made and that is something to be happy and grateful about.

Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day.

Happy and Grateful – Day 258

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.

We are one step closer to getting our new used vehicle.  We put a deposit on a Chevy Trail Blazer and will finish up paperwork and get it the first of next week… then I wont have to take my boyfriend to work any more.  We can both run errands at the same time again.  I am grateful it is that much closer to happening… I really hope it lasts for a long time before it needs any work on it.

Shortly after we returned from the car dealership, my daughter came over to do some laundry and have dinner with us.  We got caught up again on the soap opera and shared a laugh or two.  She always makes me happy when she visits.

Now to get some rest and start the weekend.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a great night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 100

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.

Last year when I did this challenge it was only for 100 days.  This year I am still less than a third of the way through the whole year.  Some days are easier than others.  Today was kind of a rough one.

I have had a sore throat for a couple of days now, added a killer headache to it tonight and my usual aches and pains… I felt pretty lousy most of the day.  I did find enough energy to get one load of laundry done at least.  So I do feel I accomplished something in spite of my pain.  I did spend some time working on some old poems too.  A little editing is never a bad thing.

So my happiness came from playing with words yet again.  I can immerse myself in a different place, frame of mind or basic mood sometimes with writing.  I was happy to have the time to write.  And I was grateful for the energy to get the laundry partially done… still have two loads to wash.  Now it is time to relax and read a little before my night-time meds make the words blur.   Good night!

Happy and Grateful – Day 9

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!

Coming off of a couple of rough days I found a little hidden stash of energy and I got a few things accomplished.  Did some laundry (the worst never-ending chore there is… I swear the dirty clothes just appear out of thin air some days LOL). And then I hauled the empty boxes into the living room to remove the last signs of the holidays.  It is so much fun putting everything up and making the house all pretty, but putting it away does not hold the same happy feelings.  I hate saying goodbye to the holidays.  And I pushed things just a little bit more and with the help of my boyfriend cleaned out the old leftovers in the refrigerator.

My back was screaming by the time I was done, but I got a lot accomplished.  It is nice to have good productive days every once in a while.  I just wish they did not zap my energy the same night and next day.  But I was happy to get the work done and grateful to have the open space back in the living room where the Christmas tree used to be, laundry done and space in the fridge again.  And very grateful my boyfriend was here to help me get it done!

Day 28 – 100 Days of Happiness

Today is not so much direct happiness, but a feeling of accomplishment.  I have been in the midst of a flare with my fibromyalgia and it is really starting to drain a lot of the happiness away.  But no matter how bad I was hurting I got the last two loads of laundry done… something that can be a major victory over the fibro pain.  I may not have done anything else all day, but that “little” accomplishment feels rather big when I have been in pain for days.  Now lets hope I am well enough tomorrow for a quick run to the store for some needed groceries… fingers crossed.