Day 21 – Contentment

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Day 21 Happy!

Good Day but a long day.  And that’s okay.  I tried the sleep aid again and liked the results, I just sleep better and get up more alert and rested.  I just have to take them earlier.  I made it to the shop today and finished 8 acorns for a customer so someone is going to get their Christmas presents!  WoooHooo!  I have also spent a couple of days pulling some slow moving stock out of Trends and Studio Apothecary and looking to put some new ideas out there this year.  After I got done in the shop I put some hamburgers on the grill and got ready for Momma to come home.   The burgers were pretty good, I got a reminder of the pickle and mayonnaise more than the patty, but it was pretty satisfying for a change.  I really am waiting for some inkling of sweet to come back.  Granted it is saving me from myself, eggnog, fruitcake, Christmas Cookies, cakes, peppermint bark, white chocolate anything, fudge, chocolates in every design, a trip into Peterbrooke’s, ice cream!!! Did I mention Christmas cookies????  I tried a green apple sucker the other day and got the green apple essence without the sweet.  What a disappointment – I threw it out.  I have special cookies and candy hidden in reserve for the day it comes back.  Well I am keeping my weight where Doc Ilene has been trying to get me for years and my sugar is way down – See good news in everything! I have to say for the first time in my life I have no urge even to pick up anything sweet and it is kind of nice for a change.  God doing for me what I can’t do for myself again.

Today I am back in that magical place – not too high, not too low – surfing the sweet spot of life.  God is in control and my job is to try to find the good in every situation and keeping my side of the street clean.  What a difference it makes.  Acknowledging people, taking the time to find out how they are rather than telling them about me.  Being in the moment and staying there.  How do I forget how good this is?  Well if you see me that way please remind me.  Have a great evening and thanks for for checking on me.


LESSON OF DAY – “The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone and gratitude for everything.”  Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Author: Don

Hi my name is Don Penny I am a professional woodturner in Jacksonville, FL. I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in 3 lymph nodes and the base of the tongue and this is my story of day to day life while fighting cancer.

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