Sunday, August 25, 2019

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 25

Today's happiness -- Reynaldo and Downton Abbey. That's what Henry I talked about on the phone today. It was such a relief to just discuss my cat, and which Crawley girl is our favorite.

Since his accident, so many of our conversations have been fraught with tension and dominated by his health and his mood swings. Today there was little of that. Sure, he complained a bit about the way he was treated at the hospitals he's visited, and while I think his gripes veer into paranoia, perhaps that's to be expected with the misery he's endured.

He's alive. He's still him. He still cares about my niece and nephew (whom we discussed at length) and we both love our pets. And we both loved Sybil Crawley (but who didn't?). He staunchly defended Edith while I remain firmly Team Mary. And so the time spent on the phone today was my happiest hour.
Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world.