"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I'll be happy when...


Weekly writing assignment from Mama Kat: I’ll be happy when…

You know what? Scratch that. Why do we always say that? “I’ll be happy when…” Or, “I’d be happy if…” Why can’t we just be happy now? That’s my philosophy today.

We should all quit waiting for something or someone to make us happy.

So today, I am happy because:

We have a three-day weekend and I’ll be in Birmingham with my friends and family for the Fourth of July.

I have the first two disks of True Blood: Season One waiting on me at home for my viewing pleasure.

It’s summertime and I’m planning on hitting the pool at some point this weekend for some much needed sunshine.

I know that even though he’s over an hour away, I have someone who loves me and has my back no matter what.

I have an amazing family vacation just around the corner and will get to see some incredible, awe inspiring views.

OH MY GOSH – TIME OUT! I just realized that I never told y’all the best news! My stepmom is a kidney match for my dad! They found out a few weeks ago. I can’t believe I didn’t blog about that already. What’s wrong with me? He won’t have the transplant for awhile, but it’s such a relief to know that he has a match and won’t have to go on the donor list. I literally danced a little jig the day they called to tell me.

So yeah – as you can see, I have plenty to be happy about today And most everyday for that matter.

28 comments:

Casey said...

Congrats Heather! I'm happy for you, and your family. Have fun on your vacation!

septembermom said...

That's wonderful news for your dad!!!! I'm so glad that you have all this happiness. You deserve it!

scarlethue said...

Like a little grateful list :) There's nothing like counting your blessings to put a smile on your face. I'm happy for your dad!!

Kitten said...

That is such a beautiful list, Heather! What great news for you and your family as well!

hebba said...

So good to see you're in a sunny mood and out of your deep blue funk. Sounds like a lot to be happy about!

Diane said...

LOTS to be happy about! I'm so glad about your dad - that's wonderful!

I'm just working on not being disgusted with my hair. Sniff.

Jenners said...

That is so great about the donor match!!! I'm so so happy!

And your post is right on ... the time to be happy is NOW! I'm glad you have so much to be happy about!

Kim said...

Yay!!!!!!! That is a miracle and such good news about your dad. I love this post because you are so right...we do live in the 'I'll be happy when certain conditions are met' but it's so defeating. Hope you have a great long weekend!!

Jen L. said...

I didn't realize until just now that you hadn't blogged about your dad. I'm so happy about that, too! I'll try not to have a baby or anything so I can be there for you when he has his transplant. ;)

Can't wait to see you this weekend!

Mrs. C said...

Great news for your dad!

I love what you pointed out...why can't we be happy now?!

I can't agree more. Great post!

Anonymous said...

Counting your blessings is the way to go. It sure makes you feel better, doesn't it? Great list!

AJ

Savannah Reed said...

Your so right Heather we always have something to be happy about. That is such wonderful news about your dad! God answers our prayers for sure. Love you!

Melissa said...

Stopping by from Mama Kats...
Good news on your dad! I guess they really were a good match huh? (sorry, lame joke)

Enjoy True Blood..I'm obsessed!

Foursons said...

Great list and I love how you changed the wording. Great news about your dad! Just goes to show some people are truly meant to be together.

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

great list you have...so happy about your good news for your dad!!!! Hope you have a safe and happy 4th!!!

Raine said...

That is wonderful!! You have so much to be happy about!

Jen said...

you are so right, don't wait to be happy. Be happy now! Thanks for the reminder.

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...I am taking your POSITIVE vibes with me right into the weekend! Thanks for the sendoff! Great news about the kidney match and yes you do...you have a lot to be grateful for!

Have a Vampire, Kendall, swimming, fireworks weekend!

Dan

H.K. said...

I'm dancing a jig with you, I am SOOO happy that you're dad has a match! That is definitely something to be happy about!!!!

Miss reading your blog!

harmony said...

Yes, being happy in the now is awesome. I am glad that I stopped by for this fantastic post. It affirms the attitude that I want to have.
Congrats on your dad's transplant, too.

A. Jayme said...

Heather, such great news about your Dad! Keep thinking such positive thoughts . . . its contagious!

RileyScott said...

congrats for your dad, and watch out for true blood, it's really addicting

Lacey said...

Hooray! You DO have a lot to be happy about! And you're right, joy is totally infectious, because now I'M super happy too!

Andy said...

I want those True Blood DVDs!!! Grrr. Well, I'm glad you're happy.

Mel said...

Oh wow! Now I'm going to have go back and read about your dad. Either way, that's fantastic news! And, I'm happy that you're happy!

Mama Kat said...

I love the twist on this...you DO have so much to be happy about. I'm glad your eyes are open to that!

Brunch at Saks said...

Hope you had a great 4th :) XOXO

Greener Bangalore said...

Hello GrownUp gal :)......Heather that comment shows how much you loved Goa..... ;-)so you can visit whenever you are here in India next time....and dont miss the Sahakari spice farm, exotic beaches, and those awesome churches which are a testimony to grand architectural brilliance...Thanks for your ever-inspiring comments as always:) TC