Happy and Grateful – Day 18

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!

My Dad worked for the city police for over 40 years.  Every Wednesday he and several other retired police and city workers meet for a cup of coffee and some conversation.  When his hip got bad and he could no longer drive he missed out.  With a little give and take he has started going to those coffees again as long as I accompany him.  My anxiety makes it a challenge some days… I know a lot of these people but not well.  I am not really in the conversations much but it makes me happy to see him laugh and have a little fun each week.  I am grateful most weeks I can push through the anxiety and get him there.  He did so much for me as a child I am glad I can return the favor some.