Friday, May 18, 2012
Make A Wish ??
I simply didn't have a wish come to mind... I have had so many blessings it felt selfish to ask for more. I won't say I haven't had some struggles but have lived to tell the story and that in itself is a wish come true!
I don't wanna brag (or jinx myself) but we haven't had a "Services are being cut off" tag hung on our front door knob in over three months!
I finally learned how to NOT bounce a check..."Don't write one." In my defense I did bounce a few but it was when the only other choice was to be without water or electricity.
I certainly didn't do it alone. I had an army at my back from the time Tim lost his job and the army grew when I was fired from the "Western Sizzler."
I have learned a lot.
I have learned that customers are wasteful in a restaurant and learned that if I boxed up left over food from really clean looking customers and took it home for Tim to take to work, he was grateful to have it and I was more grateful he didn't know where it came from. I am even MORE grateful he doesn't read my blog.
I have learned to shop at thrift stores and consignment shops. I have learned that I really did raise pretty good kids that have never once complained when I brought home sacks of clothes from Good Will but seemed okay if not almost happy about it.
I have learned that teen age boys are stupid and make stupid mistakes. I have also learned that it doesn't make you love them any less but even more.
I have learned that I can take whatever life throws at me. This was the most important lesson I think I learned. The saying is true..."What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
I could lift an overturned eighteen wheeler full of elephants if I had to, and I am only mildly exaggerating.
It may sound crazy but one of the things that has gotten me through is sitting at my computer putting it all out HERE. The good, the bad AND the ugly.
Writing is my release. Writing is my passion and when other people read my blog and it touches THEM, it is exhilarating to me. I often check the stats and this is where they stand tonight.
I have written 979 blog posts. I have had 36,064 views on my blog. I have 45 people that are signed up as followers of my blog and include readers from the following places:
United States, Russia, United Kingdom, Turkey, Canada, Poland, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, India, Denmark, Philippines and Australia.
So obviously people all over the world know I am crazy but also know that I am resilient and "One Lucky Mother!"
I didn't have one single wish for that shooting star tonight. It's all happened and I am still around to enjoy it.
I have learned many lessons. I have learned what it is to be grateful and what it means to be humbled. I have learned that "Paying it forward" is probably the greatest concept ever invented and try to live by it on a daily basis.
A shooting star is wonderful to witness and an uncommon sight. Having your life turn around from being totally on welfare and under not only God's but friends and family's care is one of the most eye opening experiences I ever had.
Just think how pompous I would be if I had rolled through life with no bumps?
A former co worker of mine who I love dearly just recently joined Facebook and found my blog. He wrote me tonight and said he had only read two months back but had a six pack from laughing and crying.
You need to be honest about your life and I try to. You can pretend or lie about it...but who's THAT gonna help?
The shooting star was pretty awesome tonight, but so is my life!
Til next time ...COTTON