I really don’t. It’s been raining, drizzling, totally cloudy, and getting cold as the sun set right now. I really dismal day.
It’s bright and sunny in my home. I’m enjoying my day – doing things I like to do, watching my TV programs in the background. Spoke to several people on the phone, followed the ducks and white ibises on the lake out back.
Generally having a relaxing one. Yesterday was busy and tomorrow will be also.
I had an interesting and uplifting phone conversation this morning. Uplifting for the person I was speaking with, but for me, also. It was a win-win situation kind of thing. This lady – really no more than an acquaintance, but someone I have known for many years – had asked me to do her a favor several days ago, and I had to mull it over – she had asked me to set aside my “principles” and go forward. We chatted about different things, and then casually I told her I made a decision: it was a positive one. I said I would do it. Well, as soon as I said it, I could hear the smile on her face – her voice showed it all. Her pleasure came through so strongly over the phone. And a strange thing happened to me. Actually a few things happened to me. I felt relieved; pleased; and surprised. I surprised myself – I had stood on this “principle” for a few years; I was relieved finally, that I went over that “hump” that I was avoiding for so long; and definitely pleased with myself that the whole affair was resolved. But, most of all, I felt happy, as if I had given a gift that took me great time and effort and to finally wrap up with gift wrapping and a bow for a special occasion. Giving had its own rewards. Rewards totally unexpected.
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