It was a long time coming but we got it done!
“We” being my mother and myself.
The husband took off leaving a lot of work to be done.
Not to say I am not a capable woman but we had a lot of projects going on!
There is a lot of land around my home, with a ton of trees.
That meant a huge pile of leaves to bag up.
The bags are recycled and reused and the leaves are composted.
Winter came suddenly, and early so half of these leaves had laid on the ground through winter.
We had a break in the weather with a couple of nice days so finally, with the help of my mom, we got them all bagged!
Happiness Is… Teamwork!
It was a big job for one person and the truth is I was mentally and emotionally exhausted.
Having already done half of the job myself before winter hit, I just did not have the motivation to finish it up on my own.
Since the separation, I have taken on everything and truth be told, it’s a lot for one person!
My mom has been a lifesaver in many ways.
We had a fun time working as a team getting these leaves raked up and bagged.
It may not seem like much, but it took what would have been a frustrating experience and turned it into a joyful one.
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!
No, it was not my dream to be separated by any means.
I could have been really angry that day thinking of what all was dumped in my lap.
Not to mention the leaves dumped in my yard since his estrangement.
The whole task could have really brought me down.
Raking and bagging for hours alone only to be focused on how HE should have been here to help!
Then, of course, thoughts of all the other duties and chores that are now mine alone to infiltrate my mind.
We sometimes can’t help when the negativity flows in.
Especially when faced with a not so fun task that would have otherwise been shared with someone you love.
It could have been fun for the two of us considering we enjoyed playing in the leaves together in the past.
My dream is, however, for everyone to find their happiness.
That is the point of my monthly Happiness Is articles.
That no matter what may be going on in our lives that brings us down, we find nuggets of joy along the way.
When we are able to turn a no so happy time into something better we have succeeded!
My mother is so goofy and it really is fun to hang out with her.
She loves, and I mean loves to work hard!
While she raked I bagged.
A great effort at teamwork.
After the job was done it was time to relax or drop exhausted in a bagged pile of leaves.
So for today, my happiness is teamwork!
What makes you happy?
Do you find ways to be joyful even when life is stressful?
I would love to hear how you find your happiness, please leave me a comment.