Seeking happiness when life is tough can be a struggle for all of us at some point in our lives or another. The more I have sought happiness in my life the easier it is to find. From the loss of a loved one, hard times in a relationship, or even during a skunk I have made it a point to seek happiness. Currently I am recovering from ankle surgery and can see happiness all around me. Other times it feels wonderful to wallow in my own sadness but it is not the place I choose to live my life. Each time I seek happiness it becomes easier the next time I need to do it. Sometimes I make lists to help quantify happiness and I wanted to share this most recent one with you.
Sean Derry is absolutely amazing and he is not only an incredible husband, he brings silliness and laughter to every situation.
My Mother is hilarious, strong, and caring. She is a great mother and role model. Thank you for your love of stupid movies and gangster rap.
Eric Johnson is a kind and tough person. He has brought the motto “Harden the Fuck Up” into my life and is a Dad that encourages me to be kind and tough.
Ice feels incredible. There is an ice pack imbedded in my cast that attaches to a circulator machine. I love this thing.
Barrett and Porterhouse are good boys that are excited just to see me.
Bradley is my old cat that is the best snuggler when I am hurt.
Hearing fishing stories make my day, there was one about a summer and a coon shrimp that put a huge smile on my face.
Knee scooters are a genius invention and I am thankful for my sweet ride.
Netflix – Do I really need to explain?
Coach and his personalized balloon.
Crutches with beautiful teal padding.
Finding more graceful ways to crawl up the stairs.
Cast covers for showers
Dollar Tree totes for everything that is important for recovery
Pineapple because it is delicious
Friends that are there to lift you up
Group chat always has something amazingly silly on it that makes me laugh.
Girlfriends are hard to find but the ones I have are caring, kind, and help lift me up when I am down
The guides I have done media work for. I love watching them succeed and hearing their fishing stories for the day.
Fish pictures with people proud of their hard work.
Facebook has had some very negative things lately but there have been some really wonderful posts about fishing.
Charcoal face wipes
Standing up to brush my teeth
Laughter it is my best medicine
Getting physically stronger
Support and love of friends and family
Chunk and her gallon of glue
Planning fishing trips for the future
Sleeping in my own bed
Sleeping on the couch
Funny things I did waking up from anesthesia
Encouragement from strangers
My Grandma that had brain surgery the same day I had ankle surgery