I have shared how the last few weeks have been a bit stressful and chaotic but I am here to say that I have been reminded multiple times of just how blessed I am. Here's what I am thankful for...
Good Friends: In the previous post (Tests in Patience) I told you about how I had friends that joined me on Friday (the day Dave was supposed to have left for hunting) for breakfast and some at-home pedicures. The conversation was good for my mind, heart and soul.
Check-ins: The thoughts, prayers and messages from those checking in on me while home alone have meant so much to me! Some bonus and unexpected messages that came through were from Dave. On Monday night I got the best one! It had an incredible amount of love and sentiment behind it... "Here are some flowers for you." Sadly, it was shortly followed by one that said "The picture won't send."
He was finally successful when he sent the picture on Wednesday morning. 🎕
Produce: While I was picking up the truck from the repair shop I made a detour to a local produce market for some tomatoes and chilies to make home-made salsa. This is something that Dave and I have done together for a bunch of years. In fact, it was how we spent our first anniversary! He will be missed, but once again... I have friends backing me up!
With the help of Laura and Joella the produce was diced lickety split and simmering before we knew it! Start to finish, including clean up, it took only two hours to create 15 pints. YUM!
Dave doesn't have to worry though... He hasn't missed all of the fun since I only picked up a small portion of what we usually get.
BTW, the repair shop found nothing wrong with the truck. No sign of electrical issues in the codes they collected in the diagnosis. 🤦
Book and Technical Support: I will be converting my document for the Pieces From The Past book into the .PDF file WITH embedded fonts and the correct page size this morning. I am thinking that once it is properly uploaded and an order placed, the entire world will hear the news because I will whooping and hollering and dancing in the streets!
Little Things: Perhaps, after all, our best thoughts come when we are alone. It is good to listen, not to voices but to the wind blowing, to the brook running cool over polished stones, to bees drowsy with the weight of pollen. If we attend to the music of the earth, we reach serenity. And then, in some unexplained way, we share it with others. ~ Gladys Taber
These are some of the things I have so desperately missed by not getting away... the sound of water rushing over stones... the whisper of the wind in the pine needles...
But now I am filled with peace and serenity after spending a few special days with plenty of time by myself yet totally surrounded by friends and loved ones who believe in me, supported me and reminded me that I have so much to be thankful for. And this week that has been filled with blessings still isn't over! I have more girlfriends that will be arriving tomorrow. I'll be doing some big-stitch binding on the wedding quilt as we visit.
What are some of your favorite calming sounds?
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