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Happy's Korner on my Birthday

Story ID:7396
Written by:Charles Dishno (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:Dillon Montana USA
Year:2011
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Happy’s Korner…

I am happy that when I got up this morning the sun was shining and I feel great.

I am happy that I went to coffee then over to the rehab center to say good morning to my friend Dick. Dick is 90 and recently fractured his pelvis

I am happy that he is doing much better and each day is a step closer to the back door.

I am happy that I can go out at night and see the mass of stars overhead so close that I don’t think I could stick pin between them. Something most people who live in cities or towns with their ambient light cannot do.

I am happy that my health is holding up. Last week a friend anske me, “Chuck, how are you doing?” I said, “Well, look at this way, Harry, I have one eye, false teeth, constriction in my throat, congestive heart, 9 fingers, neuropathy in my legs and my “whizzer” ain’t working too well, but outside of that, everything is OK.

I look at life this way. Every day we have bridges to cross. It is up to us whether we make them large bridges or just a small culvert. I choose the latter.

I am happy that I got stuck in a traffic jam yesterday and it was over in 3 minutes. Such is life in Dillon.

I am happy that yesterday was my 77th birthday and I survived another year. Now I look forward to surviving the next year and finding happy things that make my heart sing.

I am happy that my friends in Kiwanis sang Happy Birthday in the most rotten way that they could voice. I gave $7.07 to the club for the privilege of hearing them. One guy even gave $5.00 to make them stop.