You Turn The Light On

He was a light in my darkness

Giving me hope with quiet actions

His love was inconspicuous

Just a quiet whisper on the wind

He didn’t have to say he loved me

But I always knew he did

He showed me more with a simple touch

Than any words could demonstrate

He was my light in the darkness

Guiding me to happiness within

 

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

Happy and Grateful – Day 362

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.

I have a tough week ahead of me.  I have homework from my therapist to do.  Writing down my pain (physical and emotional) in a diary.  It is part of acceptance therapy he is working with me on and as often as I have painful thoughts these days I will be writing all day long.  It is going to be tough to do, but I have already noticed some changes since we started this workbook and we are only 60 pages into the 200 page book.  So I am going into this week hopeful and scared at what I will learn about myself, but determined to get it accomplished.  For these last few days I hope I can do both.  I already had to note my sadness as I wrote my poem for “cozy.”

Besides seeing my doctor and watching the snow pile up… I did take my Dad to the clinic.  I was grateful the main roads were mostly clear of the snow and I didn’t slide around too much.  Now we are in for another system of about 3 more inches…only 81 days, 10 hours and 30 minutes until spring.  But who is counting?

I did relax a bit tonight and watch a movie with my boyfriend.  He got the new Kingsman movie for Christmas and we watched it.  It was good but it was another one of those movies with whispered dialog, so you turn the volume up but get BLASTED out of your chair when an action scene comes up.  I just sat in the quiet after it was over happily hearing nothing but the soft hum of the furnace running.

Ok… I am STILL behind on reading posts.  Let’s see how far I can get before my meds kick in tonight.  Please remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

 

Happy and Grateful – Day 338

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.

Today was a quiet day.  I tried to get closer to caught up on my email in the quiet of the afternoon.  It is not a major accomplishment but it was something that needed to be done and I am happy I accomplished just that.

I am still dealing with a cough and fatigue from this cold.  I was a little bit better today, but still not back to 100%.  I have to say I am grateful for my Albuterol inhaler.  I hate to think where I would be without it.  All I can say is I will be glad when this is all cleared up.

The nighttime meds are starting to work their magic so I should close my eyes.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  I hope you have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 187

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.

It was another hot and humid day.  And a day of pain and fatigue.  I took two (almost three) naps, but thankfully woke up in time to both make my doctor’s appointment and pick up my boyfriend from work.  Now I hope I can sleep tonight.

Today was about quiet moments.  I was happy to be able to take a little time to read some this afternoon.  Then after dinner I was able to unwind a little more while watching a movie with my boyfriend.

This afternoon I did get to use a coupon for Great Clips and get my hair cut.  I have had long hair for a while now and with this summer heat it was time to go shorter.  I was grateful to have the extra savings to be able to afford a cut.  Now the tricky part is to try to style it close to the same tomorrow… it never looks like what the stylist did though.  Oh well.

My pillow is calling my name.  Remember to be grateful!  Good night.

Happy and Grateful – Day 73

As March begins I continue with my goal to find happiness and gratitude every day.  There is at least some small thing that can bring a smile and give you a moment to be grateful for.  Please join me in looking for the good moments of the day … it would be great if you would share them in the comments or on your own blog.  Be aware of the little wonders of the day!

Today was a pretty quiet day, but it got a little busier tonight.  My boyfriend had a meeting to go to tonight.  Just when he got home we had a visitor stop by.  She left and we did the unhealthy thing running short on time and got some fast food for dinner.  After dinner it was pretty much time for him to shower and go to bed.  I was waiting for my daughter to stop by at 10… it was closer to 11 when she was able to get here.  We had a nice little 5 minute chat.  She left and I had to still go see my Dad yet tonight.  When I got done there I swung by the post office to mail a package and the self-service station was unavailable due to maintenance… bummer!  So now my package has to wait until noon tomorrow.  Phew!  That was a lot to get through in just a few hours!

So the good of the day… since the visits have been fewer lately, even if it was just a short moment, I would have to say it was seeing my daughter that made me happy today.  And in retrospect I am grateful that I had a quiet day to save my energy for everything that happened tonight.  Now I think it is time to try to quiet back down for the day.