I always have things to celebrate and
here are three things I celebrate this week
We once again have safe clean water. No need to boil it before drinking or cooking. It is amazing how we take safe clean water for granted. We just use it every day without any thought of what is involved in getting it to our homes.
After a week away from work, I went back on Monday and by today I was all caught up and my desk is clear and ready for next week.
Had lunch with a friend I don’t see very often. Always wonderful to catch up and hear what’s new and the veggie pizza was too good.
Today I Celebrate The Small Things that really aren’t so small.
I celebrate that with all the flooding in the midlands of South Carolina
people have come together to help each other in any way they can,
with food, water and shelter, assisting with cleaning up, hugs and listening ears.
Whatever is needed there is someone there ready and willing to help.
I celebrate that though we are under a boil water advisory we do have water.
It’s kind of weird to see all the flood waters and still have the possibility of no
water in the pipes coming into our homes and businesses.
I celebrate that all of this area has power and no one is in the dark tonight.
I celebrate the resilience of the human body.
After having a severe reaction to an antibiotic last week
I am now on the mend and expect to be fully recovered in a few days.
I celebrate the friends who help me in spite of very busy schedules.
This week one friend went to the store for me bringing me
needed groceries and water and another gave me a ride
to and from the doctor.
I celebrate friends who are more family than friends.
Without these people who share their love with me,
my life would be empty, lonely and sad.
There is a lot to be thankful for here at Patricia’s Place!
There is flooding now in the lower and coastal regions of South Carolina.
It is expected to take up to two weeks for the waters to recede.
Please keep these folks in your thoughts and prayers
along with all the first responders and emergency teams.
When I think about my mother I usually laugh but sometimes I get mad.
If I could be a famous diva I would be me but with talent and money
I drive a hard bargain in my head and wish it was a reality.
Celebrate the Small Things
This week I am celebrating that my office has been moved. It was just off the showroom near the front of the building and when they hired another support person they decided that she and I would share space at the back of the building. For the last few weeks, I have been working in my office but all the files and papers and such are in the back “nerve center” office. It seemed that when I was at the front desk what I needed was at the back desk and when at the back desk what I needed was at the front. Monday my computer was moved to the desk in the back and all my stuff is in one place.
“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey” Barbara Hoffman
I have had more than a few potholes in the road on my journey. Most of the potholes have been passed by without major incident or injury and others caused some scrapes and bruises. Sometimes the potholes came in a series one after another and that made the little irritations seem worse. There were times that the road was smooth for a while then there would be a big pothole right in the middle. More like a crater than a pothole. The crater type holes caused some big problems and were challenges. Those holes I would fall into and have to crawl my way out and often needed help to get out. I think my journey’s road has had more bumps than holes. Either way I am glad to be on the road.
The journey has not been an easy one with it’s challenges of bumps, potholes, and craters. Most could have been avoided if I had been more attentive or less rebellious; ignoring the road signs or completely refusing to follow the rules of the road. That’s probably the greatest challenge I have had, learning to heed the signs and follow the rules. I can’t say I have overcome that challenge but then it would be boring if I never followed my heart and did what I want sometimes. Looking back I can say most challenges I am grateful to have had and met head-on. Most but not all. Some just need to be bulldozed into a crater and paved over!
I missed posting last week.
I planned to have a post for it, but it just didn’t happen
so I will have a twofer today.
The prompts are
# 11 Someone who inspires you
#12 Your favorite personality trait
There are so any people who inspire me.
There are those who are no longer living,
but I am focusing on those who are in my life today.
I have friends who inspire me every day.
They are kind and generous, have wonderful humor,
are smart, humble, strong, and helpful.
They encourage me, laugh and cry with me,
tell me the truth be it good bad or ugly, and
most cherished by me, they pray for me.
They inspire me to be a better person because
they believe I am better than I am.
I want to be the kind of person they think I am.
I love them dearly.
I am thankful they are in my life.
The traits listed above are ones I appreciate in others
and hope I have at least a smattering of all of them.
The trait I have that is my favorite is
my sense of humor.
I laugh easily and people around me
seem to laugh.
Well, most but not all. I guess some folks just don’t get me.
I am grateful that I do have
a good sense of humor.
It has gotten me through some rough times
and makes the good times even better.