Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy days are coming....

Not the Fonz kind of Happy Days that were a strong part of my childhood television viewing but happy days in my world. This is because I'm sick of riding the roller coaster of life and I'm ready to get off. I'm continuing to think happy thoughts but I'm forcing myself to do it as the universe keeps throwing it's landmines at my feet.

I came home in an absolute funk today, some days no matter what happy things you tell yourself it 's hard, damn hard. Then I watched the news tonight and I saw the story on the triple murder which occurred in Queensland yesterday including the death of a 5 year old child and I gave myself a swift slap upside the head and thanked god that I'm alive and healthy and so are my children.

I know that happier days are coming for my family, it's just a matter of remaining strong and believing. So what would be considered a happy day in my life at the moment?
  • A regular well paying job for my son
  • A chat with a friend who has good things happening in their life
  • A healthy, bouncing grandson (just a smidge over 7 weeks to go)
  • A breakthrough for both family members who're struggling with things at the moment
  • Signing the papers confirming my middle son's apprenticeship
  • Firm approval on this project that I'm currently working on, actually no, make that a company wide announcement of Board approval for the project.
  • Being able to wake up without a sick feeling in my belly (and no its nothing other than stress)
  • Having an appetite again (and yes that's stress too)
  • A hug from each of my boys - including hubby (this is the most achievable and is what keeps me going each day)
  • Finishing the edits on my first novel
What about you - what constitutes a happy day for you?

Cheers, Fi

How's this, I was searching for a 'happy' image to put on this post and an ad came on television with the first words that were spoken being 'happiness is easy' - okay so it was an ad for gravy but nonetheless how's that for irony?

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. ~ John Barrymore


  1. Love the irony.

    Also love the arrow pointing to fun.

    And your attitude and list.


  2. There are no 'bad' feelings Fi. Just like winter for the earth, there are times our body and brain tell us to stop and pause and take time-out. Feelings are meant to ebb and flow - I now try to ride them, not fight them.
    (Bossy Karyn - over and out!)

  3. close your eyes, breathe in:
    pause: 1-2-3.
    exhale: 1-2-3-4-5-6.
    get rid of it all.
    let it go!!

    and regain your focus...


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