Sunday, January 13, 2013

Day 13

One good thing is about to be challenged. Life here is difficult for my parents as they attempt to manage my mom's illness.  One very good thing is that we're all beneath the same roof and able to help each other as much as humanly possible. Some days that's not enough.  Today it saved Mom from going into a coma. 

One good thing about this challenge is that repeatedly throughout the day I take note of random things and truly appreciate them.

Today my supervisor came in on her day off to show me how to update the social media accounts. It was not only fun, but fortuitous as a patron came in with a box of chocolates for me.  Apparently, I've been incredibly helpful and patient and she told the supervisor I was the best hire they've made in some time.  That was very nice of her to say.

Little things like the squirrels in the tree outside the window, being able to fix the power to the garage, finding a good book - those all matter. The little things like the wag of a dog's tail when he's on his back getting his belly rubbed. A friend texting to say hey, just thinking of you.  Another friend sending me an email for post-migraine therapy. It still being light out when I left work. Having enough fuel to make it to the gas station before I ran out.  I have a bad habit of leaving the house without enough time to stop for an essential like that.  Those matter as well.

What little thing happened in your day to help you appreciate the world in which you live?


  1. It's kinda silly, but I was able to take back a malfunctioning (expensive) heater and get a refund. Then the heater was on sale so I saved $30!

    Oh and the holy blazes chili I'm making, I made with tomatoes I canned myself and with a friend in a weekend marathon of canning in the summer. I love being able to wander downstairs and get something I made myself. I appreciate it much more.

    I also want to thank you for starting this theme. I'm noticing much more around me that I'm grateful for. And that includes you my dear friend.

  2. Hmm, yesterday was spent largely procrastinating and feeling anxiety about work I wasn't doing. And I screwed up my sleep. But today I shall turn this into a positive. This is a good reminder that no matter how well intentioned I am, I have a very, very, very difficult time doing work-work at home. There are entirely too many ways that I can distract myself. And this is something I'll probably always struggle with, which means I'm going to have days like yesterday now and then.

    And what I'm really grateful for right at this moment, is good therapists who have helped me to be able to work through moments like this.

  3. Coma? Is she OK? Is she back in the hospital?

    I was able to meet a friend for dinner at a really good seafood place, that was good thing of the day (yesterday). That's great about the customer with chocolate. Chocolate is always good, but even better when it comes with praise to your superior.