Tackle a nagging task was probably the most satisfying resolution to keep. I’ve always had a long to do list and always loved to procrastinate. So committing to complete some of those tasks took a lot of work. But i got though it and if you look back to earlier I was actually asking for more tasks to complete because I was so on top of my life. There are still big projects to do that I can’t do right now, either because of funds or the weather. (I can’t wait to tear up that God for Saken fence)
I close out the month by tackling a task that I have put off for months. My dear sweet grandma passed away last March. For months I have been meaning to clean out my stuff from the basement and garage.
My 22-year-old brother has been staying here but let’s get real. He hasn’t a clue on how to maintain a house.
I got there early and got right to work. I boxed things I wanted to keep. And pitched the stuff that was old and molded from water damage. I took time to appreciate old memories. From old school workbooks to old McDonald’s happy meal toys. Even the evil Teddy Ruckpin made an appearance.
By 9 my brother was awake and quickly out the door. I shoveled the sidewalk as well as the neighbors. I remember how kind the neighbor Karen was to me and my family. I straightened up the rest of the house but quickly found myself emersed in the silence. I could feel my grandma in there. It was peaceful just like she was alive. I took it all in. I don’t get emotional that often when. Loved ones pass away. I find solace in knowing that they don’t have to suffer anymore.
My grandma spent over 50 years in the house. She spent the last 6 months not her life in a nursing home because she kept falling. I knew in my heart that when that day came and she could no longer be in her home that she would give up. But I know she is in there. Happy and at peace.
This concludes month one of the Happiness Project. Check back tomorrow for February’s Resolutions and I add new challenges