Sometimes Life and Happy are Hard

Annah ElizabethHappy Happens ™, Loss, Grief, and Healing, Mental HealthLeave a Comment


Sometimes Life and Happy are hard.

This week has been one of those for me.

I’ve been battling a bug for over a week, one that moved up through my body and settled into an awful respiratory ick.

A lingering sore throat finally forced me to the doctor’s office. I’m happy that an antibiotic took care of that neck pain.

Unfortunately, medicine does nothing for those viral illnesses that must simply run their course.

There has been nothing simple about the nagging cough that has plagued me day and night…not to mention the runny nose and watering eyes.

I tried going into work but by the end of my morning shift on Thursday, i just couldn’t do it; so I picked up my prescription following the office visit and went right home to bed.

I basically spent a full two days in a stupor on the sofa with my untouched computer project in front of me, and a box of tissues I couldn’t go without.

As if my physical condition wasn’t enough, I learned that a long-time friend has recently been diagnosed with cancer and yesterday another friend lost her father.

Dog dandruff and white fur has collected in every corner of our downstairs and blankets of dust cover the furniture.

Like I said, sometimes life and happy are hard.

We’ve all been there at least once in our life, Journeyer, so I know you can relate.

So, how and where do we make happy when the whoopie has gone out of our sails?

The same way we do when life is a little easier: we hold on to those fleeting moments that warm our hearts, bring us peace, or make us smile.

Like the brightest, cheeriest yellow painted walls in my doctor’s office.

Sometimes, when Life and Happy are hard, it only takessomething as simple as bright yellow paint to lift your spirits and bring you joy.

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Steaming mugs of Bigelow’s peppermint tea.

A snow day from work, one that came before the worst of my symptoms set in, so I used it a few hours of it to finish packing away the Christmas decorations and ornaments.

And then I put up the few red heart ornaments. I must say this is one thing I love about the first-ever artificial tree we purchased last year: I can leave it up during the dark winter months and not have to worry about fire.

As someone who suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder, I can tell you that those twinkling lights go a long way in helping combat those winter blues!

The soothing and comforting effects of Panda Paws ice cream and bubbly glasses of Ginger Ale.

Doses of Excedrin and Sudafed that cut the throbbing pressure in my head.

A super comfy recliner sofa that afforded me a few hours of cough-free sleep.

A hubby who ran a bunch of business errands for me, picked up some essential oils, and a gift of Epsom salts from my friend who sales the oils.

I haven’t taken a bath in years and that long, warm soak eased the pain that ran from shoulder to should and across the base of my neck.

Hallmark Valentine’s movies that always make me feel good; feeling good enough to go out for a scheduled haircut yesterday and an infrared sauna session and meditation that warmed my insides in countless ways.

And then there was You, Journeyer. I was not only blessed to bear witness to some healing and resolution through IET® energy therapy sessions with some of our neighbors, I was fortunate that these sessions occurred before the worst of my cold set in.

AND, what makes me even happier is being able to offer free services as part of our loyalty program! It’s my way of letting you know how much I appreciate you. Each time I punch that fifth hole I feel almost giddy about letting you know of your next deeply discounted service!

Our connections always feed my happy; no matter what form they appear in.

Today I felt well enough to give a quick sweep of the floors and run a dust cloth across the flat surfaces and then I settled onto the sofa with a few girlfriends to watch another holiday romance movie.

Finally, completing this post when I questioned how I was going to make it happen also feeds my happy.

What about you, Journeyer? What moment(s) fed your happy this week or helped you get through a touch week? Share something in a comment below?

Until next time, yours in hope, healing, and happiness,

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