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Dept. of Good Things

Grateful, Delayed

I missed Tuesday and Wednesday, largely because I'm me and can't seem to hold to any kind of schedule, but partly because I was extremely angry about something yesterday, the day I'd planned to catch up on Tuesday, and ended up not being able to look for things about which I could be grateful.

So here's my Thursday list:

1. The sun is shining, and it's lifting my spirits.
2. Yesterday, amidst all my unhappiness, I was still able to write a paragraph on a story I still owe for
[community profile] fandom_stocking . And for me recently, getting a paragraph done is good; it will help me get that next paragraoph, and perhaps the next as well.
3. BB is going to a second eye doctor today to more information on how to improve his vision, something that's been hanging fire for awhile. I'll leave more specific information out because it's not my story to tell, but it marks another step on the road to him being able to read comfortably once more, and that means a lot to both of us.
4. I had a lovely interview yesterday with a 90-year-old woman, who gave me a hug at the end of our talk - unexpected but very sweet.
5. I got an interview for my weekly "go out and get an interview" story with no difficulty on Tuesday. I knew who I wanted to interview, an election judge I know from past elections, I went to the polling place and sure enough, he was there; I asked him if he wanted to do the interview, he said yes, we had an enjoyable 10 minute chat, and the assignment was done. Hurrah!
6. My three cats, all of them large, all of them affectionate, and all of them with their own amazing personalities.


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liadtbunny
Mar. 17th, 2016 04:30 pm (UTC)
Words, I find, like friends and then start breeding:)

I hope the eye Dr helps out BB.

Cats! I hope yours don't snore: noisy.
kaffyr
Mar. 17th, 2016 07:39 pm (UTC)
Heh - one of our kitties snores, but it sort of soft and sweet. It doesn't seem to hurt his breathing abilities, so I stopped worrying about it.

BB returned from the eye doctor with lots of information about the next step, which is very helpful.
a_phoenixdragon
Mar. 17th, 2016 07:48 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, such lovely things!! And I'm so glad you were able to find happiness (WRITING! YAY), even when your day was awful...

Send love and hugs to BB for me. I'm pulling for you both!

*HUGS*
kaffyr
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:16 pm (UTC)
Finding the happiness becomes such a secondary thing in our lives that we need to exercise those spiritual muscles to get them back into shape; this kind of exercise is good for the soul. I'll give BB your love - it's good to know you're pulling for us (and we're pulling for you, too!)

*hugs right back*
a_phoenixdragon
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:35 pm (UTC)
THIS. We get so caught up and all we can focus on is bad things. Then we can only see those bad things as they happen...and we are geared to actively look for them. Switching perspective and actually looking for those GOOD things not only helps us see them everywhere, but it brings more good things to us.

Aww, you, BB and FB are always in my heart, honey. I love youse guise to pieces. If I could declare you my own family, I would!
kaffyr
Mar. 19th, 2016 11:42 pm (UTC)
Aww, you, BB and FB are always in my heart, honey. I love youse guise to pieces. If I could declare you my own family, I would!

Hurrah for having fandom families! Let's be part of each other's online fandom family, shall we?
a_phoenixdragon
Mar. 20th, 2016 06:36 am (UTC)
YUS.

I kinda already worked you in a while back...there was a letter, but I forgot to send it, lol!! *Silly!Squishes*

azalaisdep
Mar. 18th, 2016 01:21 pm (UTC)
I'm glad for you, even in the midst of being sad that you had to be angry and hoping the cause of that has resolved...

I'm also struggling with writing these down at the time they occur or as soon as possible afterwards, which makes them not always the mindfulness exercise they're meant to be. But I'm still working on it.

Double yay for sunshine. It's grey here today :-(
kaffyr
Mar. 18th, 2016 02:18 pm (UTC)
Double yay for sunshine. It's grey here today :-(

I hope that the sun has come out since you posted this!

As I said to a_phoenixdragon, learning to appreciate the good things in life requires us to exercise a certain set of spiritual muscles, and that's what I'm trying to do with the gratitude posts.
azalaisdep
Mar. 19th, 2016 10:31 pm (UTC)
It never really did yesterday, and has been fairly cold and raw most of today, but this morning we had a few lovely shafts of sunshine.

I know what you mean about exercising spiritual muscles! For me at the moment it's really a mindfulness thing - I am trying to stop and *notice* when I am really happy about something small, and to be in the moment more, instead of always thinking three things ahead about what I should be doing next...
kaffyr
Mar. 19th, 2016 11:41 pm (UTC)
I notice things throughout every day that make me happy - but I forget them too soon, and then I'm back to focusing on the bad things. I hope I can get the muscles in better tone soon!
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