Friday, March 12, 2010

The Next Chapter - Happy Friday?

While Bliss Group's copy of the Happy Book journeys from Australia to Alaska, tonight I'm struggling with finding the happy in my week. It's been a blah week here and a difficult day today. The hot water heater went on the fritz last night, work is insanely busy and stressful and my best friend's uncle passed away.

So tonight I try to gather up some pieces of happy, since they are kind of spread out and I need to collect them. The hot water heater is fixed now, and while it was frustrating to go without for awhile I am reminded of how lucky I am to have hot and cold running water, when many go without that basic luxury. Work is crazy, yes, but tonight I remind myself that I have a good job, with good pay and how lucky I am to have that when many go without work and money to pay for basic necessities. Tonight I will sit with a family in grief, and I am reminded of how precious life is and how important families and friends are.

This morning there were two purple finches in the bird feeder and I spent a few moments just watching and listening to them "trill" to each other in beautiful bird song.

What is making up the "pieces of happy" for you tonight? * o


Helen said...

Isn't it interesting how a weekly reminder to think about what happiness this week brought helps us notice the good things, even in a blah week? I had a similar experience this time.

Kel said...

'pieces of happy here' are spending a sunny afternoon in the studio

Ginny said...

I love the way you described how you picked up your scattered pieces of happy. I am finding it so much easier to recognize the happy moments each day or in difficult situations. It is a blessing to be able to do so. Have a wonderful week.

Eveline Maedel said...

@Helen - definitely, this stopping and noticing is a good thing :)

@Kel - love the sunshine!

@Ginny - thanks!