Monday, August 24, 2020

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 24

Today's happiness -- A thank you note. My friend Nancy handwrote a card and dropped it in the mail.

Her son died suddenly last month, and I was honored that Nancy reached out to me for comfort. But I was scared, too. I've never been a mother, so I can't even pretend to know what it's like to lose a child. And she's Jewish, so I can't encourage her to take comfort in knowing Nick is in a better place because she doesn't know that at all.

I have sent her silly cards, ate fried chicken with her, and checked in regularly. Apparently that's what she needs.

"Gal, I am so grateful for your friendship. It's been a light for me during this dark time."

Those words made me so happy, because I didn't want to fail her when she needs me.

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.