Happy and Grateful – Day 7

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!

This was not one of my better days.  I have waited to post this almost two days late now because I was trying to find the good in the day I felt so down.  A dear friend of mine is hurting and it always throws me off when there is nothing I can do to help those I love.

If I had to find a small happiness it was for my sports team.  I don’t really follow pro sports except when it is World Series (I was so happy for the Cubs!) or the Super Bowl.  But I grew up in a small college town where my Dad went to college and although I never took a class there I do have a little home team pride.  Tonight they won their first conference game.  It was pretty close most of the game so it was a good game to watch, not a walk away win.  So my happiness came when they won.  I am grateful to have grown up in a town with a team to root for even if I was never part of that school.  Go team, go!

100 Days of Happiness – 1/2 way

First of all I must apologize for not writing last night.  It was another night the chronic fatigue got the most of me and I was out for the night.  And I just can’t help but repeat a little bit…

Day 49 – It was another great game in the World Series.  The Cubs won by a little wider margin this time.  I had to stop in the middle of the game and run to my Dad’s house, but I didn’t miss much.  I was looking at the bases loaded and told my boyfriend that it would sure be nice to get a home run about now… and they DID!  A grand slam… if only I really had that kind of power to make it happen.  LOL

Day 50 – Do you have to ask?  Do you have to wonder?  Heck this is easy… the Cubs WIN the World Series!!!!  My mom and my former father-in-law were both big Chicago fans – they are celebrating in heaven tonight.  There was a party in the apartment building across the street and you could hear them shouting and setting off fireworks and then they began singing. “Go Cubs Go…”  It is good to be able to celebrate something positive.  Both teams gave the series their all and were great teams.

Now that the series is over it is back to business as usual.  My boyfriend will be able to get to bed closer to his normal time.  I won’t have to race between here and my Dad’s on commercial breaks at the inning to try to miss as little as possible.  It will be back to my usual college football games to cheer on. But once more before I go… way to go Cubbies!

Day 47 – 100 Days of Happiness

I am not a big sports fan.  If I had to pick a sport to watch it would have to be either college football or basketball.  I do however try to at least watch some of the World Series.  This year with two underdog teams it is hard not to be happy about the teams hard-fought battle to make it to the series. I have never really watched much baseball on TV and have been to fewer live games… however I do believe the live version is much more fun.

Tonight was game 5 in the series.  It was make or break time for the Cubs and it was a really close game.  I would much rather watch a game that is evenly matched than a lopsided win (like game 4 seemed to be). Being from the Midwest I choose the Cubs to be the team I am rooting for and tonight’s game was pretty incredible.  A lot of good playing from each team really, but the Cubs pulled off the win.

I can’t tell you what stats any of the players have, who hit well, who scored, or even who pitched… but I can tell you it was exciting to watch the crowd and see the sheer enthusiasm as the Cubs took the game into the win column.  A travel day tomorrow and then another needed win for the Cubs.  It would make it a nail-biting series taking it all the way to the wire and the final game of 7 to decide the victor.  Honestly the way both teams have played I see no losers at all in this series.  But I still say, “Go Cubbies!”