Practicing Gratitude – A Hopeful Day

“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

 I had a very good day today. My morning routine always makes me feel happy. I played with Annie, I tinkered in the yard, I talked to my higher power, and gave myself the gift of time to meditate. I knew I had to deal with my car later in the day, but it wasn’t wearing me down. 

Instead I rejoiced in feeling well enough to do some chores. I had a wonderful chat with a dear friend and we caught up with our lives. I am so grateful for true friends with whom I can share my thoughts.  I found some items in the top of the closet I needed which made me very happy.   

I keep getting up and moving forward to the best of my ability.  I needed to drive to finish the bill paying saga that started last night. Luckily I still have my old car to drive. I went to the bank, to the store, and to the sewing machine “fix it shop.”  All my errands were successful. My body was only slightly angry with me. This is a huge improvement.   

When my spouse got home we took the car to the body shop. I asked if they could remove the bumper so I could still drive my more comfortable car until the part came in. They said it might be a problem with the police. I called the non-emergency line and the sheriff’s office said I could run the risk of being cited if the bumper was off. This left me with a dilemma of whether or not to risk a ticket for comfort. After a short time the repair man came and he had cut the broken half of the bumper off. It looked fine and hopefully I can drive it until the part comes in.  Another good day dealing with what is handed me.   

I chatted this evening with a couple more of my friends. They are so caring and thoughtful. I am exhausted from the days activities and happy I was able to do so much. Remission is the word of the day. Remission is my friend. I am grateful for remission.

 

 

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