The Blessings of Halloween


Who needs to wait until Thanksgiving to be grateful? January and July and October work just as well. autumn-72696_1280

Just some of the many blessings I had today:

  1. The reminder that when I’m doing something for someone else, even if it’s small, I’m much happier. It’s a wonderful distraction. Don’t ever downplay this philosophy, because it’s true.
  2. Even if I can’t currently eat chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, it makes me happy to see them in the store.
  3. “Free consultation with the pharmacist.” I remembered today that I could use mine, and it was helpful and reassuring.
  4. I went to a friend’s birthday bonfire instead of a big Halloween party, and it was what I needed today. Maybe the trick-or treaters will appreciate my costume. I’ll get a photo in it for my kids (my daughter made part of it for Mother’s Day. Not intentionally for Halloween.)
  5. Getting to sing with friends around a bonfire is hugely good for the soul. It’s also fun to find out what random people can play the guitar, or know all the words to various songs.
  6. I got out today. On my own! This sleepiness will pass eventually.
  7. I have clean sheets, and my clean laundry is put away. They say that “action comes before motivation,” so time to post this and make the bed, I guess.

About pickleclub1971

I'm a single mom of 2: a Southern CA native, who transplanted to Utah 4 years ago. I have one 18 year old who is off to the Ivy League, and one 14 year old who is in high school. I served an LDS Mission to Southern France and I’ve also lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Idaho, Northern Arizona, and New Hampshire. I love 80’s music, classical music, choral music, playing the piano, singing, speaking what French I still remember, and talking about history and music with whomever will listen. I love that my kids are better at math than I was at their age. (But they still get frequent historical references from me…anyone familiar with Ducky from NCIS? He’s that kind of medical examiner, I’m that kind of mom.) My kids also think I know all the lyrics to all the songs from the 80’s, mainly because I’m good at making them up and faking it when I don’t know. Sometimes they catch me. I’m currently disabled with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I want to get better (of course) and be an advocate for trauma survivors and others with mental illnesses. I like people in general. I suffer from the delusion that I can make everyone my friend, but of course that isn’t possible: but I still believe that the world can be a better place.

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