It was his radical way of thinking that drew me to him, it was his radical way of thinking that drove me away. Somewhere along the years the direction changed and he became a different person.

He had always been a believer in equal rights and doing good. Now he was slowly being warped by the current trends in politics. It didn’t change over night, but it still changed too fast. Now he was all for modern day racism and everyman out for himself.

I left him with a note and a link to a self-help group on his computer.


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

Radical Idea

Like totally radical dude!  Ok… not really something I miss from the 80’s slang but how appropriate today.  I was checking messages and people who liked my posts and stumbled across a radical idea… find happiness daily for 100 days.  I have to credit the idea to this post by Ripples N Reflections.  The fact that the original website posting says that 71% of people fail at this is just sad.  BUT we are not about sad today we are about HAPPY.

I am modifying the challenge a bit as some things that make me happy are hard to take a picture of, but I can always find things for my babbling fingertips to type about.  So here we go…

Day 1 of #100happydays is an easy one.  The heat seems to have finally broke and we have a beautiful fall like day with mild temps and a few fluffy white clouds dotting the sky.  The windows are open and I am listening to the birds and crickets (we have so many crickets!) sing.  There is a small breeze blowing in… perfect weather.  Fall has always been my favorite time of year.  Not just because my birthday falls in this time frame, but it is so pretty with the leaves changing.  I remember childhood days raking leaves only to jump into the pile and crunch them under my feet.  Apple cider, caramel apples and trick or treaters… sweatshirts, football and pumpkins… the perfect snuggling weather.  I love fall!

Have a totally tubular day and find some happiness in the little wonders of the day.  (((HUGS)))