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Dept. of Good Things

Grateful

Taking my cue from a number of folks on my friends' list, I'm going to find one or more things that I can be happy about each day.

Today is Monday. What am I grateful for?

1. Bob. Always and forever.
2. It's March, almost half-way through, and that means spring is coming.
3. Daylight Savings Time means it's not getting dark at 4:30 and 5 p.m. anymore. That's good!
4. I got my exercises done first thing in the morning today, after four days of not doing them.
5. I'm eating a tiny bit less starch and carbohydrate; I haven't nearly cut down to where I want to, yet, but it's a start.

Hmm. Five - that's not bad.


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a_phoenixdragon
Mar. 17th, 2016 05:52 am (UTC)
Five is a damned good number! These are marvelous things! Whoot!

*Happy!Hugs!*
kaffyr
Mar. 17th, 2016 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks, my dear - your "Grateful" posts were what convinced me to give it a try, too. I need something to keep my mind from settling into old, toxic patterns.

*hugs back*
a_phoenixdragon
Mar. 17th, 2016 09:09 pm (UTC)
*Hugs you happily* Need to get back to those myself. Life has been hectic...even if slow, lol! They do make you feel better though - and people's reactions to posts like this make them that much better!

kaffyr
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, the reactions help reinforce the idea that people like to hear good things, and that they are happy when they realize that you're happy, too. It's so true that happiness begets happiness, eh?
a_phoenixdragon
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:28 pm (UTC)
Indeed it does. And it brings to mind that even our troubles sometimes lead to happy surprises. Like you run out of milk while cooking and have to go to the store (and you're mad because long day, hungry, didn't want to go back out), but if you hadn't gone to the store, you wouldn't have run into the high school friend you were thinking about earlier. You wouldn't know they had moved back and would you like to go out for a coffee?

Sometimes the smallest thing (and even biggest headache) can lead to good things and marvelous revelations. You just have to look for the good things, even in a bad moment.
kaffyr
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:42 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful example of how good things happen in the weirdest, most wonderful ways!