Happy and Grateful – Day 305

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.

Today was a day to try to catch my breath.  I literally swallowed wrong today and it resulted in about 5 minutes of coughing and wheezing until I was breathing somewhat normally again.  But it was also a day to try to catch up.

I have been on the go for several days and just couldn’t do it anymore.  I made it to take Dad to his Wednesday coffee, but the errands I was going to run I put off for another day.  The laundry will keep another day.  And my boyfriend fixed dinner.  I was grateful to be able to listen to my body when it said stop.

I did take a little of my down time to scan some old photographs into my computer.  My daughter was wanting some pictures of her dad and I had a stack of them to scan for her.  I even included the one of him sporting a mullet and me in shorts with sunburned legs (the reason why I rarely wear shorts – I just burn).  It made me happy to have a little trip down memory lane today.  But it was bittersweet as it reminded me of all I lost too.

Sleep is knocking on the door now… I am overdue in answering it.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Days 256 & 257

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.

Forgive me for holding over last nights post and combining it with today’s.  There has been so much going on this week it all seems like one big blur to me anyway.  Last night I was so tired I am lucky I got the post in for the daily prompt.  I am a little more alert tonight.

Yesterday was busy.  Met my daughter for lunch, took my Dad to an appointment, picked up my boyfriend from work and then took him to the car dealership to look at a used car he is getting.  By the time I finally arrived back home, the cat needed to be reintroduced to me.  LOL  My gratitude to have a nice comfy chair to come home to and put my feet up in… ah, I needed that!

But since the day started with an early lunch (or was it a late breakfast?) with my daughter I would say it started out on a happy note at least.

Today was much more low-key.  I went back to sleep after I took my boyfriend to work and got some still needed rest.  I was grateful I didn’t have to be anywhere until mid afternoon when I saw my doctor for my weekly visit.

My happy moment for the day came from a sense of accomplishment by getting some paperwork done I had been putting off.  Having gotten the extra sleep my head was actually clear enough to comprehend what I was doing.  I am glad that is done.

Now tomorrow the whirlwind starts again so I should get some rest.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude!  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 173

June brings warmer weather and the start of summer.  Hopefully it brings many ideas from my muse too.  I continue to write for my challenge to find the things that make me happy and grateful each day this year.  Please feel free to join me in this challenge with comments about your happiness and gratitude or start your own blog.  There is always something good to find in each day.

Today was the drive to the city… if you take the interstate there it is about a 45 minute drive.  I have too much anxiety with the heavy traffic and high speeds so I take the highway and go through town.  It about doubles the drive time, but I can handle it a little better.  I survived the drive and had a good talk with the doctor about my depression and anxiety.  She decided to up the dosage on my Abilify.  Let’s hope it helps.  I am happy the drive there and back, though stressful, was without incident.

The rest of the day was for recovery – taking an anxiety pill, putting my feet up in the chair and watching another episode of Banshee.   My boyfriend fixed an amazing dinner of honey Dijon chicken, sweet potato fries and broccoli.  I am grateful that he likes to cook and takes that task out of my hands.  He is a very good cook.

Now I am finishing writing this with no internet access… I hope it comes back up before I go to sleep.  If not I will post it tomorrow as soon as I can.  Hope you all feel grateful!

Happy and Grateful – Day 170

June brings warmer weather and the start of summer.  Hopefully it brings many ideas from my muse too.  I continue to write for my challenge to find the things that make me happy and grateful each day this year.  Please feel free to join me in this challenge with comments about your happiness and gratitude or start your own blog.  There is always something good to find in each day.

Today was a picture perfect spring day.  I did get a small chance to go out and enjoy it a little bit with a walk to the grocery store with my boyfriend.  It was a short walk but still a little time in the outdoors was good for me.  It made me happy to breathe a little fresh air – regardless of my allergies.

Tonight was a night to put my feet up and rest my back and shoulders that have been hurting.  Coming up on a busy week and it was nice to be able to relax as much as I could today.  I was grateful for the quiet time just to watch some Banshee with my boyfriend.

I did sneak in a little “work” and have a load of clothes in the dryer right now.  Will take my time folding it to hopefully not aggravate my shoulders any more than they are.  Then it is time to sleep.  I hope everyone had a good day and you had at least one happy moment.

Happy and Grateful – Day 74

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 I had errands to run and I can tell you the end of my day was the best part… sitting down, putting my feet up and taking a pain pill for my back.  I was at the store, went to coffee with my Dad, post office, back to Dad’s for dinner… it was a long day.  Now I am glad I don’t have to do much tomorrow.

My happiness rests in the comfort of my recliner today.  I am grateful for the medication that does help a little bit with pain, add some biofreeze and I am doing alright. Now before I fall asleep I need to post this.  Good night!  🙂

Happy and Grateful – Day 5

I have undertaken a challenge this year.  I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel.  No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment.  Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day.  Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog.  Let’s find some fun!

Day 5 was when 3 and 4 caught up with me.  I did still have to take my Dad to a doctor’s appointment, but for the evening I was pretty much a zombie.  That is ok.  My body gets to a point where it is very convincing and I have learned to listen to it.  My boyfriend is great when the fatigue gets the best of me. The only trouble is I get behind on my writing.  I should not even be writing this now, but my friends I am supposed to meet for lunch know I tend to run a little late.  LOL  So I was happy last night to have an evening of rest and recovery.  Grateful that there was nothing I had to do to interfere with my recovery.

100 Days of Happiness

Yes, that monster fatigue caught me off guard again last night (and today as I will explain later) so another double post.  Please forgive me…

Day 81 – I had just enough energy to make it to one store to look for two more Christmas gifts for my daughter and niece.  To my surprise, they had the popular one I thought they would be out of (an expansion pack for the game Cards Against Humanity… can be quite a fun game, but you have to watch who you play it with as it is not a game that suits everyone) and I got the next to last copy of the game (The Game Of Phones) I wanted.  It is always a guessing game what they will run out of, but this was a good shopping trip with no out of stocks!  Hooray… I am two gifts closer to being done with my Christmas shopping!

Day 82 – Today has been a day to take care of myself and take it easy.  I realized I have had something going on every day this week even if it was only a trip to the doctor that day.  I have been on the go every day.  So today was my day to relax.  My boyfriend and I started watching Quantico on Netflix.  And I even managed to put my fatigue at rest with two short naps today.  One this afternoon I kind of planned.  Tonight however, it just kind of happened.  But that is ok.  It is my body’s way of saying I needed some rest and I got it.  I was happy to have a day to recharge a bit!