Recently I attended a party. I knew it was coming and I prepared myself for it. I was ready. I was looking so forward to this party. The food is always delicious and the people are really nice. I was socializing, laughing, even had a short cry when I mentioned my Dad. First Christmas without him. We used to go up to NY and see him and then it just got to be to cold and to much for us. We always spoke on holidays and days in between. This party made me smile I was with my whole family and I was comfortable. Did I mention the delicious food? YUM! We played that present game. I did take someone’s gift but they got a better one. Which was nice . Everything was delightful. My girls were having fun and so was my husband. I saw Isabella playing with this cute little girl. The other girls were playing amongst themselves. Then I heard this kind soul ask me if I was having a good time. I turned around and we just started talking. We will call her Blue. Blue was kind and funny. I told her about my book and right there she bought the kindle version. I thought that was so sweet . This party and Blue were just what I needed to start of Christmas with a smile. Now I did feel a little blue at the party at one brief moment but then I was okay. My friend we will call S gave me a hug and things seemed more clear. I was so happy to be a part of their event. In my opinion things that help a party are the company, the food, and the atmosphere. So welcome Christmas and thank you Blue and S. Oh and of course the host and hostess the perfect party planners. Now onto the next life lesson.
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We all have that person or persons. People we depend on for certain things. For example you have a friend who is great at picking out outfits so you go shopping with them. They are your person for that situation. You have your adviser the person whom you ask advice. You may have a person you ask about restaurants to when you want something delicious. You have your people for different purposes. Then you have that person that you go to for gift buying advice if you need to buy someone a gift. Sometimes we just cannot decide things on our own we need that person for that. Maybe you are a someone’s person. What are you good at? Maybe you are good at decorating and you can help decorate your home. Maybe you have a handy person who can install stuff in your house. We all have someone that has some sort of gift. What is your talent? What are you known for? Either way we are helpful toward one another. It is nice to find that person that can help us when we need it and we can help them when they need it Are you that person? You can make all kinds of connections when you find your person. Now onto the next life lesson.
Every year without fail I go out of my way to make cards for the holidays to send out. I take pictures of my kids with the dog and off I go to get them printed out. Well this year is different. I do not feel like sending them out this year. I didn’t ask anyone their opinion I just decided on my own. It has been a difficult almost nine months since I lost my Dad. Do not get me wrong I love Christmas I just do not want to put anything extra on me. I told people who sent cards that I appreciate their card I just did not feel up to it this year. One less thing I have to worry about. I have all these balls in the air and I am trying to catch them but they are still juggling. I have a few more prayers I need answered I hope God is listening. I go about my day each day but inside it still hurts. The world is not going to stop spinning if I do not send out cards. Tomorrow will still come and so will Santa on Christmas. I appreciate all that have helped me get through this tough time. I will never forget those that sent cards and flowers. It really meant a lot to me. So maybe next year I will send out cards but in the meantime enjoy your time with your loved ones. This blog today is dedicated to my Dad. aka The Grinch. He will know. Now onto the next life lesson.
Have you ever written a letter to Santa? Of course I think most kids have. I remember one year as a little girl I looked out my window and saw Santa sliding down my lawn in a sleigh. Snow covered the ground and the sleigh glided so fast down the grassy snow. We saw watched it out the window and it was the one time no one was fighting and we were just standing there as a family. Of course it was not Santa’s real sleigh but it was something nice that my family did for me to encourage me to believe. No matter how old you are or what you have been through in life you should ALWAYS BELIEVE in the MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS! I know I believe and I always will. I know God hears my prayers and that mine will be answered. I have been patient and now it is time to make things happen for real.
Oh I almost forgot what about your letters to Santa? Have you written yours yet? Have you made out your list? I hope whatever you want or need for Christmas you get. Santa is always watching. HO HO HO
Now onto the next life lesson.
Do we use technology to much? Are we to dependent on technology? Do you ever put down your phone? Are we to dependent on our phones? How much time do you spend on your phone? I think we all spend to much time on our phones. We are all guilty of it. Our phones are not just phones they are our calendars, our way of watching shows or reading books. Our phones have so many functions and that is why we are so dependent on them. Why can’t they just be phones? We have all of this technology and we need more time with our actual family and friends. I see people out to dinner on their phones all the time. I have a rule in my house no phones at the dinner table. I do not think that is to much to ask. What are your rules about technology in your house? Are you dependent on your phone? How long could you go without your phone? Think about it . Back when I was growing up we had no cell phones we used pay phones and people went out to eat and talked to each other. It was more personal. It was fun we played outside and had fun. What was your childhood like? I want to hear from you my readers. Thank you for reading my blog. Now onto the next life lesson.
We may not be able to see them but they are there. We all have angels watching over us. Things happen for a reason. Sometimes we cannot explain them. I believe that we all have angels that help us in different ways they come in different forms, shapes, and sizes. If you believe they are around you. If you forget they will remind you. Some people need extra angels if they are sick or very sad. I know the angels are busy this time of year but there plenty to go around. When something happens that you cannot explain I bet it was an angel watching out for you. All you have to do is believe. It is simple they are all around you. I think I need some extra angels. I am here angels and I believe in you! There is that word again BELIEVE! I think you should do it. Now onto the next life lesson.
We ALL have that one friend that we can always count on. Or maybe we are fortunate enough to count those friends on one hand. We may have a few that we can count on for different reasons. I am fortunate to be the one to count on one hand maybe even both hands of who I can really count on. I will not mention names. If you read my blog than you will know. Instead I will use nicknames to match your personality . The first person will be called Ethel because I am Lucy and I always had explaining to do. (Missed the bus a lot jr high) She is the all in one friend, Secondly, we have Garcia a character from a show that she reminds me of only through her job character on a show. Then we have Nicole Kidman because she is from the land down under. She is the fun one. Of course we would not be complete without NY side kick girl. Last but not least we have the Angel and Audrey Hepburn. All of these people are most precious to me and I picked them for a reason. I can trust them and they are always there for me. There are more friends but for now there are these 6. I am grateful to have them all in my life. I am grateful to have all the people I have in my life. Do you have those friends you can count on? Do you feel strongly about your friends? My friends are like family to me. Recently. I spent some time with two of them and we had a blast. It was time I needed to be with friends. Who are your friends? Who do you trust? Do you have special memories ? What are they? I wish you all a blessed day. Thank you for your friendship Ethel, Garcia, NY side kick girl, Nicole Kidman, and Audrey Hepburn, and the Angel. Now onto the next life lesson.
Which are you are you late or on time? Do you leave yourself plenty of time in the morning to get ready and get where you need to be? I am very routine oriented and I have my routine down to a science. I won’t bore you with the details let’s just say I do. Or are you always late and are running out the door probably forgetting something? We all handle things differently and that is okay. We are not supposed to agree on everything. So how can you improve being on time? Maybe wake up earlier, meal prep, and pick out your clothes the night before. See if trying a few things to make you on time should work. How about when you over sleep ? I have not done that in forever, (Amen to that) Either way we can all adapt to a schedule and learn to follow it by doing simple things like I mentioned. Let me know if that works out. I would love to know . If you leave a little bit earlier you leave yourself time to avoid traffic depending how far you live from your job. There are so many ways to improve your schedule. Once you have it down pat you are all set. You are less stressed and you have something to follow that works for you. If you are a parent you have to leave yourself time to get the kids ready for school. I feel that helps plan your day when they have a schedule you can plan around that. It all makes sense and works out. Good luck. Now onto the next life lesson.
It should not only be Christmas when people give back we should give back more often. Have you ever given back , paid it forward, or just did a really simple good deed? How did it make you feel? I bet it made you feel really good inside. Yesterday, I bought a gift for an angel tree it is for a girl that is 5 to 7 years old . I really thought about what to get and asked people their opinion. I started to talk to the cashier and she was a really nice lady who told me I was blessed. This made my day. Now I do not want a medal or anything just the fact that someone said something that was so nice to me made my day. She took the time to spread kindness just by a using simple kind words. If you want to spread kindness you can just by being nice to someone. This lady was so kind and I thank her so much for her kind words. I think she is blessed with her kind heart. Now onto the next life lesson.
We have all been there that situation where we may panic or be quick on our feet. I guess it depends on the situation. If someone needs help you call 911 if someone is upset you may just ask what’s wrong. If you witness something would you tell someone? What did you witness? Maybe the person saw you . What would you do? How would you handle that? We all see and hear things differently. We interpret things differently. I may see things one day you may see things another way. We may have witnessed something at different angles. We may have read a story and had a different opinion on what the author meant. We are not meant to think the same . We may agree or disagree on something. We all have feelings and different ways of expressing ourselves. We may not do the same thing in the same situation except if it was an emergency. You never know what someone is going through and if they are smiling on the outside they may not be on the inside. What would you do if you knew that? People are going to say and do all kinds of things so what would you do? You may not like someone’s point of view or what they are wearing but sometimes that is how life is. For example, If I am at a store and I see a shirt I do not like I am not going to buy it. I am going to look for a shirt I do like so I can buy it. All of that said, I think most people out there would help someone if they needed it. We all face all kinds of situations sometimes we may just want to stay out of it. It all depends on the person and how they feel. What would you do? Now onto the next life lesson.