Happy and Grateful – Day 327

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.

Here in the US it was Thanksgiving today… well for most people it was.  My boyfriend works retail and was at work all day and my daughter spent the day with her boyfriend and his family so we are gathering for a feast on Monday when we are all able to be here. But in the spirit of Thanksgiving I reached out to a few of my friends I am truly grateful for and wished them a happy day and told them how much they mean to me.  I am grateful for my friends.

Now the happy part of the day is a little harder.  To be quite honest I was harboring a little jealousy of my daughter’s boyfriend for getting to be with her today.  First holiday with a real serious relationship and mom here is dealing with it as best as I can.  So I tried to recapture her youth and watched some kids movies today after the Macy’s parade was over.  But then I got a surprise.

I had sent off a letter last week (I think… or the week before) and the friend I sent it to called me today.  She used to live across the street from me growing up as kids and now she is halfway across the country.  It was so good to hear her voice though.  It had been far too long!  That phone call made me happy.

The lights are off, some music playing low.  My boyfriend has been asleep at least 3 hours now and I should try to do the same soon.  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 201

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning. It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life. It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night. I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day. Join along in the comments or on your own blog. There is always good in every day.

Temperatures hit 100 today with excessive heat warnings.  I only was outside for the bare minimum time.  The heat is bad but when the high humidity is added it makes it hard for me to breathe.  It is just like walking into a wall of heat outside.  It is supposed to be about 5 to 10 degrees cooler tomorrow… wish it was 15 to 20 instead.  Oh well, we take what we get.

Today I heard from a good friend.  I was grateful to get a phone call from him.  He has recently moved and been busy so it had been a while since I talked to him.  It was good to hear his voice again.

I got another surprise… my daughter stopped by after work tonight.  She brought me some coffee and we visited while she did some laundry.  It always makes me happy to see her.  She has a 48 hour work week so I was really surprised she stopped.

Now my boyfriend needs a ride to work in just 4 hours so I should try to get a little rest.  I hear my pillow calling my name.  Hope you find your happiness today!

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.