Good in Every Day – I’m Still Looking

This good in every daywas one of those not so good days and I’m trying to find the good so I’ll go through the exercise with you.

Hot and muggy doesn’t make a good beginning for me.  I have asthma and just going out the door today was a trial.  I did manage to get out a couple of times though and got one errand done that needed doing.

It was cool enough in the house to do yoga this morning so I forced myself to get to it.  I’m always pleased when I can get it in to my day.

I also managed to get some housework done that has been waiting for doing for a long time.  The downstairs floors are washed and I no longer have to live in fear that someone will run their finger across the top of the furniture down there.  One good thing about having the air on and the windows closed is the dust may not be quite so thick next time I get to it.

My friend sent me a text asking for prayer early in the day.  I’m so glad I could at least do that today.  You can pray too if you like.  Her 17 year old granddaughter has CF and had to be taken to hospital with a serious lung infection yesterday.  That is not a good thing for a child with CF.  It’s downright frightening.  Her brother in law was also taken to hospital.  We have no word on that yet but considering his overall health it may not be good news.

Depression is nasty stuff and I wish I could wish it away but I can’t.  Guess I just have to roll with it and be glad I’m in a situation where I can do that for a little while.

Frog 2015One of the great joys of our home is the little pond by the back door.  The school of about 40 gold fish we have now had for three years were quite fun to watch as was the little leopard frog who had taken up residence recently and was quite happy to sit by our feet.  Today we discovered that a Belted Kingfisher has been raiding the pond and we cannot find one single fish or the frog.  They will be missed.  Not sure what the good side of that one is except it caused a little fun on the Ontario Birds Facebook page for a while.  One guy offered to restock our pond so he could come and take pictures of the bird and drink beer on the deck.  That was worth a giggle at least.

The sun is going down and the air is supposed to be clearer tomorrow so breathing won’t be quite the task it was today.

Here’s hoping for a good day.  Wishing you the same.


About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises (, I work as an "Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and as a spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 22 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. A firmly grounded faith and a passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director and I am soon adding to that a license to marry people. As I move toward retirement I am very aware that I have to keep working so I chose to do things which will meet my modest financial needs and also my love of supporting people in their life journey. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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