Things to be happy about
I'm going to resist the temptation of listing all the things to be crabby about, like the fact that we ran out of money--completely--in the middle of this month.
Instead, I'm going to list the things I"m happy about:
I started exercising again this month. Three times a week. I'm happy and my body is happy.
I have a lot more help at work these days. I'm still almost always overwhelmed with work, but not so badly.
I'm getting more clarity about my career and writing opportunities.
I expect to get my new raise and promotion official any day now.
I have all the basics and I need not by unhappy for stupid, trivial reaons like not having the pair of shoes I want, or wishing my yard looked nicer, etc.
I am focusing on appreciating and loving what we have in our lives and trying not to feel daily despair about the current state of world affairs and the monkey who is president of the USA. Some days it's easier than others.
Oh, and i forgot to mention--most nights, I get to sleep through the night. This has not been the case since 2000. The past 6 years with two small children, my sleep has been disrupted most nights and sometimes more than once. They are now both sleeping through the night regularly with only minor disturbances.
When i get a good night's sleep, I feel like I can deal with almost anything.
Bring it on, world. And thanks, too.