Dept. of Good Things

Thursday, 17 March 2016 09:22 am
kaffyr: Still from Arakawa Under the Bridge (Arakawa afternoon)
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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. 

Date: Thursday, 17 March 2016 04:30 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: Disney Cartoon Lion (Cat upside down)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
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.

Date: Thursday, 17 March 2016 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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!


Date: Friday, 18 March 2016 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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!

Date: Sunday, 20 March 2016 06:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

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

Date: Friday, 18 March 2016 01:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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 :-(

Date: Saturday, 19 March 2016 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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...


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