Thursday, August 05, 2021

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 5

Today's happiness -- Support from an unexpected source. I posted something on Facebook today about how I struggle with pain because when I hurt, I feel like it's not so bad ... that people have endured worse ... that it's really not that big a deal ...

Sheila IM'd me. She wanted to know what to pray for to help me. She's a client I used to work with regularly until she was moved to another part of her company. She has 100s of Facebook friends and I didn't think she really read my posts.

I didn't tell her everything -- about Henry getting worse not better, about my dental travails, about my insecurity about returning to work with the Delta variant -- but I did fill her in about Reynaldo. She was very sweet, telling me to remember his whole life with me was "a double gift," to both him and me.

I didn't expect to hear from Sheila. I was warmed by how thoughtful she was. Sometimes I'm surprised when people like me. I'm like Sally Field, I guess. Remember when she won her Oscar? "You like me! You really like 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.