we put ourselves on trial
in oh so many ways
judging ourselves harshly
about the way we feel each day
and should we stop and rest
it feels like it’s a crime
putting our feet up to relax
for just a short time
we need to think about ourselves
and how we burn our fuse
for if we over do it
there will be nothing of us to use
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – trial
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.
Happy Christmas Eve! This is the quiet of the night… very little traffic outside, no noise from the neighbors, and everyone asleep waiting for the big day tomorrow. This is the first year in a long time I will not be up until the wee hours wrapping gifts – I finished that early this evening. I am grateful to not have hours ahead of me still.
Today we finished the last little bits of getting ready for tomorrow. We have chili simmering to take to lunch tomorrow and my boyfriend’s sister’s house. The meatloaf for dinner is mixed and ready to go from refrigerator to oven tomorrow for dinner. We are so organized this year compared to other years it is kind of scary. BUT, it makes me happy to be able to relax a little (as much as my anxiety will let me) and just enjoy the day.
Now my meds have been taken and the chili has been stirred so I will read a few more posts and hope to sleep soon. Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude. Have a wonderful night/day!
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.
Today was another busy day. I took Dad to his coffee group. I was surprised he was up to going but he did pretty good walking in to the table. Maybe some of the worst pain is past for him now. I can always hope! Then I had to pick up some prescriptions. I have been without my inhaler for a while now because I kept forgetting to call the refill in. I am grateful I am restocked now.
My boyfriend wanted some Mexican food tonight so we went to a local restaurant that is always good. I picked up some food for my Dad and dropped off his dinner. Then was happy to be home where I could put my feet up and relax finally. It seems I have been on the go for a full week now… I am exhausted.
More errands tomorrow so I should post this so I can get some sleep. Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude. Have a good night/day!
Today was a much-needed day of rest. I have been on the go most of the week for appointments, errands and extra trips out-of-town. But today I had no appointments. I didn’t need to take my Dad to any appointments. My sister helped me out this evening by taking Dad some dinner so I did not have to go over and fix him something. I walked past the laundry hamper and did not touch the washer or dryer. My boyfriend picked us up pizza for dinner so no cooking and no dishes thanks to paper plates. I got caught up on my email and even took the time to read a little bit. It was a nice day.