A Trusting Heart

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You didn’t give him the money, did you?

Yeah, I did.  He said he would pay me back.

Did you get that in writing?

No, I trust him.

Oh, you should have gotten more than a verbal agreement.  Now it is his word over yours.  I am almost afraid to ask how much you gave him.

I just gave him enough to pay for the vet bill for his cat.

And that was how much?

It was only $150.  I gave it to him with a clear heart.  If he doesn’t pay me back, oh well.

You are too trusting.

(100 words)

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – verbal

Happy and Grateful – Day 262

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.

I can breathe a sigh of relief… I am done!  My Dad wanted me to shop for birthday presents for both my daughter and niece.  He gives me a dollar target and sends me on my way.  My niece has a lot of online wishes, but my daughter has more things she wants that I can actually pick up in store.  But I have been navigating the internet to find some good deals for my Dad and think I am finally done.  Not only did I have items that were out of stock, but I had to watch delivery dates as I am pushing my luck with a celebration planned for the 30th.  But I got it done and the latest delivery date possible is one of my daughters gifts set to arrive between the 26th and 29th.  I am very grateful that task is done.

As I sit here thinking back on the day I try to find my happiness… it was kind of a rough day.  I came back from taking my boyfriend to work and napped.  Then tried to track down the last of the online gifts.  Picked up my boyfriend.  Checked the mail and found a possible problem with my insurance I have to straighten out (called and left a message for my agent) tomorrow.  Got dinner for my Dad.  And then it was time for dinner for us (a team effort tonight)… it was a busy day.

So I am having a Killian’s to relax a bit.  I would have to say my happy moment today was when my boyfriend got his email confirming his 401K loan so he can get his car.  Knowing that the check is on the way is a big relief.  Now it is simply a waiting game to see how soon he gets it.

Time to slip off to dreamland… oh if only I could sleep well enough to have a dream!  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 237

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

I hurt today … but I think some of that is cause from stress.  I just wish the loan issues were settled and my boyfriend had his new used car… this is turning into such a headache and I can’t see it over any sooner than the first week of September… if I survive that long.  I haven’t felt this kind of stress, loneliness and pain in a while.  But I keep trying to move forward with some little sense of happiness.

Today I put my heart out there and reached for a friend to try to give me a little help… and got nothing in return.  Not an “I’m sorry you’re feeling rough”, not a “can I help in any way”, only a standard reply of I love you.  Which in itself is a good thing… it is nice to know I am cared about but not what I was looking for and that should have been obvious.  Here I go again… off the topic of happiness and rambling about why I hurt.  Sorry!

A friend of mine has set a date for her wedding.  She made a Facebook page for it today.  I am really happy she found a great guy to settle down with.  She has had a string of fellows who have turned out to be unworthy of her… seems she has a keeper now.

I am grateful my boyfriend got the first part of his loan taken care of and can now pay off his bills.  If that had not gone through I would be looking at longer than the first of the month to be driving him around.

I need to close my eyes and clear my head.  Tomorrow looks to be a long but hopefully a fun day… I’m keeping my fingers crossed any way.  Find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!