Happy and Grateful – Days 336 & 337

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.

Here I am playing catch up once again.  It got tired out very fast last night and I was asleep before I knew it.  But it was the first day “after” my cold where I did not nap at all and I went out to get my Dad dinner.  I did a quick drop off in case the germs were still trying to leave me and find their next victim.  But just that little bit of activity really wore me out.  I was grateful to have the energy to go out though.

It was such a little thing but getting a nice hot shower and getting dressed (aside from the standard cold wardrobe of sweats and a t-shirt) actually was the happy point of the day.  It was like I felt human again… insert laughter here.

Today was another pretty good day.  Still not 100% but I had a little bit more energy, a little less coughing.  What really bothers me is that all the while I have been sick, we have had unseasonably warm weather.  Now as I am starting to get back to “normal” we will see temps falling starting tomorrow.  Oh well, it is December after all.

Today I did a little bit more.  Loaded the dishwasher (that is a lot of bending up and down) and took a quick trip to the store for three things my Dad needed.  It was pretty much in and out but I could tell I had more going on today.  I was grateful that errand is done now so tomorrow is currently free.

I was happy to return home to my comfy recliner and watch a movie with my boyfriend.  It was not an Academy Award winner, but it wasn’t a total waste of time either.  Now he has headed off to sleep and I fumble with words to make this readable.  I am not completely free of the “fog” from the cold either.  And let me tell you the word prompt today really threw me… in what I looked up it appears to be a saying from the UK.  I know I had never heard of it before.

Anyway… it is late and the eyelids are getting heavy.  Please remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  I hope you have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 39

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

I am so tired… chronic fatigue is hell some times.  I can sleep long hours and take naps and it still feels like I only got an hour or two of sleep.  It is very frustrating.  But in between my naps today I did get some things accomplished and the biggest one was at my Dad’s with the help of my boyfriend.

Ever since Dad had his hip surgery he has been unable to use the stairs to the basement (no hand rails for support) to make it into the only true shower he has.  We had set up a temporary shower with a hand-held shower head in the bathtub upstairs for him.  Tonight we mounted the hardware on the walls to make it a more permanent arrangement.  I am happy it is done so now I don’t have to keep replacing the Command hooks I have been using.  Now the shower curtain is hung on the wall with real hooks screwed into the wall.  Still doesn’t look real pretty but it keeps the bathroom dry.  I am grateful my boyfriend was able to help me get it done tonight.

An Intimate Moment

He stands with a towel around his waist

The clean smell of soap in the air

He is in front of the sink with his razor

His hair still wet from the shower

It is such a simple time

But he never looked better to me

Then when he shaves

My heart yearns to see that moment

And the concentration on his face

Such a personal private time

And he shares it with me

I couldn’t love him more