Grateful For The Little Things In Life

I’m so grateful for the little things in life. That’s what life is all about. For me, it’s husband, and family, then friends, sunshine, feeling okay with my Fibromyalgia, grateful that I slept a full night, that my CLL ( a form of Leukemia) is in a zero stage and that I can smile each and every day.

Right now, it’s harder to smile, doing so much work. Both physical and mental, hard on me, but we are making great progess  It’s just about time to pack up my office. At least get it into boxes and out into the garage. It’s only about six weeks until our target date of moving.

I don’t have to tell anyone how much work there is to do in these next weeks. But it will get done. I am grateful that I don’t have to ask for help–yet.

I can’t wait to get back to writing. I saw a memoir list the other day and it had some good ideas in it. For instance, start with a gratitude list, then significant points in your life that were meaningful. Think about people who influenced you or mentored you, or were important in another way, good or bad. Take ten minutes a day and just free write, or pick a topic and don’t stop writing until the timer goes off.  Carry around a small notebook and your favorite pen and jot down notes all day, wherever you are.

Remember to support caregivers. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

And thank you to The Bloom Report and all the people responding to us.


  1. I agree that everyone should hug a caregiver. I watched my 90 year old mother in law handle the slow decline of her husband into a state of full Alzheimers. I witnessed her yell more in a few years than she did in 90+ years. She never complained. She always treated him as if there was nothing wrong, even when she should have been more stern or cautious. He had very few bouts of anger or fear because of her kind, loving, patient caregiving. I have been spending a lot of time contemplating primary family caregiving and those who are in that role truly deserve our respect, admiration, and gentle touch.