Happy and Grateful – Day 309

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.

I enjoy getting an “extra” hour of sleep when the clocks change, but I hate that it gets dark so early now.  How much longer until the days start growing longer?  Google said December 21st… that is still more than a month and a half away; too long of a wait if you ask me.  Oh well, it just means the daylight hours are that much more precious and we need to appreciate them.  And that is what I was grateful for this afternoon.  We finally had a break from the clouds and saw the sun!  It was nice to feel it streaming in through the window.  Only drawback is that it will be cold tonight with no clouds to hold in the heat.

I had a quick 5 minutes of happiness tonight.  When I went to my Dad’s to get him dinner I stopped by my daughter’s apartment and picked up laundry she needs done.  So I have a little work to do tomorrow but at least I got to see her for a short while tonight.  It always makes me happy to see her.

Now I want to pose a question to all of you… what am I going to do when my year is over in less than two months?  I think a year is more than long enough for my happiness and gratitude posts, but what should I do next?  I have a couple of ideas but would really like to hear your input.  Thanks for taking the time to read this and remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

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Happy and Grateful – Days 122 and 123

May has arrived and I hope it brings lots of Spring cheer with it.  I am in my fifth month now of taking time to acknowledge the things that make me happy and grateful every day… almost half way to my goal of a full year.  If you want to join in on this challenge please add your thoughts in the comments or start your own blog.  There is a lot to be happy and grateful for!

I feel like I am playing a game of catch up this week and never getting anywhere.  So here I am combining Tuesday and Wednesday in hopes of finally getting on the right track.

Both days brought some sunshine to me which was a nice change.  I had windows open to hear the birds singing followed by the children screaming when school gets out.  There is one girl who 90% of the time is screaming or yelling to be heard in the group of children playing…. all I can think is that my folks would never let me scream like that at the playground all the time.  But sadly there are often no parents around watching the kids.

Aside from a little fresh air, Dad had another doctor appointment and his weekly coffee “meeting” today.  So there were errands to run.  I also popped into our local library today to find a couple of DVDs to check out.  I love our library.  Besides the tons of books they have well stocked CD and DVD collections to check out.  They have plenty of events at the library.  Great programs for kids and families.  And even a concert or two in the auditorium.  It is a great library.

So my happy has to come from the sunshine and bird songs.  And I will say it a thousand times, I am so grateful for our public library!  Now I think I will read a little and head off to dreamland.

Happy and Grateful – Day 97

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

Today was another day of sunshine and the windows open.  It was so nice to hear the birds chirping until the kids pouring out onto the playground drowned out their songs.  It really was the perfect day for a walk… if only my back had not been bothering me.

I did see a friend today though and that made me happy.  It was through a video message, but that is better than nothing.  My friends mean the world to me and to be able to keep in touch with them in some manner is wonderful and I am grateful for that.

Happy and Grateful – Day 96

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

We had sunshine almost all day today and it was fantastic!  I wish I could say that was all I needed to make my mood positive for the day but with depression and anxiety it takes a little more. BUT it is a wonderful start!

Today was my weekly visit with my therapist and that was good.  I am having some trouble with my boyfriend and a friend from my past that keeps filling my head so I needed to talk.  He doesn’t take my insurance and knows I am without income but he still seems me for a VERY small fee each week… I would be lost without him.

My boyfriend and I took our paperwork into the landlord for our new lease that is coming up this summer.  They start the paperwork early to make sure it is all there when it is time to renew.  I really like it here and know we could not get a better deal anywhere in town.

So I am happy for the sun and the fact the paperwork is done for this year.  I am, as always, grateful for my doctor.  Now maybe tomorrow’s second day of sunshine will boost my mood a little more.  Here’s hoping!

Day 16 – 100 Days of Happiness

Today started out pretty good, but turned rough in the end.  I had another “fibro fog” morning and forgot to take my morning meds.  Still … I felt good enough to take in another beautiful fall day and walk the short path to my doctor’s office for my weekly session.  Just that little five minutes of fresh air and sunshine made me feel almost normal.  The rest of the day my back began to plague me and I developed a horrible headache.  I still have fibromyalgia and can have the day turn around on me fast, but I try to hold onto the good that was there before hand.  That walk was short (and it no doubt helped fuel my allergies), but I moved and got a dose of sunshine.  That is enough to make me happy for the day.