Here it is Friday and time for you to learn interesting things about
the ever fascinating me through the blog hop Follow Friday Four Fill In Fun. Hilary at Feeling Beachie
and her co-host Ellen at 15 and Meowing
have come up with the following:
The worst thing about going to the dentist is having to go to the dentist.
I would rather read than watch TV.
I can crochet, sew, cross stitch and do crewel work, but I wish I could draw and paint.
The song All Is Well With My Soul evokes memories of times past that were sad and difficultthat uncovered hidden blessings.
I have enough of everything I need and more.
But once again, I have been beset with the wants.
I want this and I want that.
Whatever I have is not what I want or I want more.
It’s old, or I’m tired of it. I want something new and different.
Doesn’t have to be all that different. I just want to buy something new.
When this happens I really have to sit myself down and have a serious talk.
Who says I should have everything I want?
If I had it all would I be happier?
I doubt I’d be happier or even as happy as I am.
Having everything could be having too much.
I really don’t need all I have.
I’m very glad I have it, but I don’t need it all.
I am grateful that I have enough of everything I need.
I am blessed to have more than enough.
This week’s prompt for 52 Weeks of Gratitude was
How did you do and feel?
referring back to lasts weeks prompt,
Express Gratitude to 3 People.
I have chosen to write this post instead because
my wanting more and more for myself, the greediness of it,
and the ingratitude for what I do have has been heavy on my heart.
Selfishness is bad. Thankfulness is good.
I am grateful for three people who made a difference in my life
by caring enough to listen and hear me and help me find answers.
My third grade teacher for sharing her love of books and reading which led to my love of books and reading. Every afternoon she would turn off the classroom lights and we would put our heads down on our desks and she would read to us for around 15 minutes. She read the most wonderful stories. I wanted the stories to go on and on, but we only had that 15 minutes. When I told her I wanted to hear more she said not to worry because I was learning to read and I would read lots of stories myself whenever I wanted. I am so thankful to Mrs.C for giving time to a little girl was looking for an answer.
Dr. S. For 30 years, I had gone to doctors trying find an answer to what was happening to my body. They would do the same tests over and over and shake their heads and tell me I was a hyper person with high anxieties and if I would learn to calm down and relax the problems would go away. Then I met Dr.S. He listened to me and asked questions that I had never been asked before. Then he said I didn’t seem to be a hyper person and he could understand my anxiety because of what I was experiencing physically. There were three relatively simple tests that would give him the info he needed to determine a course of action. The tests were done showing surgery was needed. He did the surgery and in a couple of months, though not completely gone, the problems are controllable. The most amazing thing was that Dr. S apologized for all the doctors that didn’t listen or take me seriously. I am thankful for Dr. S for giving me his time and attention and care.
My friend E. For her patience and prayers and encouragement and love. She spent time with me, listened to and answered questions, and walked with me as I was finding my way after being lost for so long. She taught me what being a friend is by being a friend. She taught by example what a life of faith looks like. I will always be thankful for E’s being a part of my life.
Friends, some are friends for life others for a time or season.
There are friends that are best friends for a while then they are not.
There are friends who are more acquaintances,
people we know slightly that are in the outer places of our lives.
Then there are those who are in our hearts.
We can see them every day and not grow tired or bored with them.
Or we may only see them once in a great while.
Then when we see them again it is like we have never been apart.
I have a friend who I met when she lived next door.
We saw each other most every day if only for a few minutes.
Then she moved away to go to school.
Now she lives in another country.
Sometimes 4 or 5 years will go by before we see each other again.
But when we do get together it is like we have never been parted.
We are friends of the heart.
I am blessed with her loving friendship and so very grateful.
I love you, Lesley.