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 was sitting at my craft desk today when the phone rang… it was my best friend. It has been almost two weeks since we had last talked for any length of time and it was so good to hear his voice. I guess the we talked is not so much true as he talked and I listened… I could listen to him talk all day. He talked about lots of things and I felt helpless to solve some of the problems he has been having… I am a fixer and not having “the answers” drives me crazy sometimes. But it was a nice Saturday afternoon chat. Now with any luck I will be able to talk to him again this coming Wednesday too as it will be his birthday.
I was happy to be able to talk to him today. And as always grateful he took some time in his busy schedule to give me a call. Now I have Wednesday to look forward to.
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!
I must apologize for taking almost a full day to write this.. I knew what I was going to write half-way through the day, but laundry, pain and fatigue kept me from writing much. But I am here now and yesterday was a wonderful day… at least a couple of hours of it was. I met two wonderful women I worked with for lunch and we sat and talked for about 2 1/2 hours. It is always good to see them. One of them is nearing the stage in her life she may have to move a couple of hours away to take care of her ailing mother. Right now her brothers are helping out some but eventually she will need more around the clock care. It will be hard to see her move but at least she will be a days drive away to still visit when able.
I am grateful I still have friends from work I can communicate with and still have a small bit of a “social life” to enjoy. It was a very happy few hours of talk and laughter. I need more days like that. Unfortunately I can’t afford them very often and they both still work so coordinating schedules is sometimes a challenge. But it made this Friday a good day!