I was so excited when I turned 15, I have a phone line put in my bedroom and had my own independent number. I could talk to my friends and not have to be in a room full of people. I was in heaven. Little did I know in a short 12 to 13 years later I would have my first cell phone as it was important for me to have one in case of a problem with our new daughter. That phone was one of the first with texting, but you had to touch the key multiple times to get the right letter. It was a pain to text. And the phone was also a heavy wide phone with a flimsy antenna. I upgraded to a filp phone and still had the texting trouble, but it was smaller.
Now a days, I use the camera on my phone. Play some games on it and am a good friend with Google. I can pull up maps and get directions. I use the alarms and calendar reminders. I can go to Facebook and WordPress and catch up a bit. I have unlimited data and feel naked if I don’t have my phone with me. It is a lifeline still to friends and family… I am so grateful for my telephone.
July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning. It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life. It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night. I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day. Join along in the comments or on your own blog. There is always good in every day.
One would think they will have to run out soon. The sale of fireworks was only through the Fourth of July but they are still lighting them nightly around here. Not like they did last weekend, but just enough to notice. I have been on edge enough today without the added anxiety of miniature explosions outside.
It has been a higher anxiety day. And FULL of fatigue. I napped twice again and am barely keeping my eyes open now. Fatigue and anxiety at the same time often result in fitful sleep and a string of “naps” instead of a good nights sleep. Might take my stronger anxiety meds tonight to sleep. Would love to close my eyes and sleep for days, but that would come with problems too.
My happiness of the day was a treat of some chocolate. Not anything fantastic like a Dagoba chocolate bar, but enough to take care of the sweet tooth that was yearning today. I am a confessed chocoholic!
Gratitude today comes in the form of a text from a friend. Been feeling kind of low tonight and his reply brought a little joy to me. He is in a busy life and it always feels good when he takes a little time to talk to me.
Going to go play with some more words. It always helps to write out a little of the pain and emotions when they bring me down. If I come up with anything good I will post it. Remember to find your happiness and gratitude every day.