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Piano concert…

This week’s Tuesday Chatter

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This evening we had a mini piano concert here where I live.
A man who lives here is a wonderful pianist.
He is a professor of music at the university
and he teaches piano.
He also performs with symphony orchestras
in many places throughout the country.
We were so fortunate to have him share his gift with us tonight.

We don’t have a piano but of course, he does.
He played in his apartment and we listened in the halls.
Chairs were set up in the halls of the fourth, fifth and sixth floors.
We have an atrium on the first floor and the stairs are open
with skylight windows on the roof and sound travels nicely.

After the concert, there was a reception in the
Community Room with wine , cheese, fruit, and sweets.
The evening was quite lovely.
Made me think maybe I should have
taken more than four piano lessons.
That’s another post.

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A hug is…

In Other Words

“A hug is the perfect gift, one size fits all,
and nobody minds if you exchange it.”
I don’t know who said this, if you do let me know
and I will give credit where credit is due.

~~~Perfect Gift~~~

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Probably the reason…

In Other Words

“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time
with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts
is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.”
Harlan Miller

~~~~Haywire~~~~

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Three people who made a difference…

I am joining Esther and Jacob at Local Adventurer in their
52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge
this week’s prompt is
Express Gratitude to 3 People

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.

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My sewing basket…

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge
Week #5
Something Someone Gave You

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This sewing basket was given to me many years ago.
I can’t remember if it was for Christmas or my birthday.
It is one of my favorite gifts.  I love practical gifts that are useful.
Before I received this I used an old cookie tin to hold my sewing notions
The tin was fine except it was a bit small, hard to open, and ugly.

So, now I have a sewing basket that is a good size, easy to open, and pretty,
I am thankful for the gift and very thankful for the friendship
of the person who gave it to me.
Every time I see the basket or take it out to use it I think of her
and her thoughtfulness and how much she means to me.