A couple weeks ago I wrote about one of my clients, M, who can be very difficult to work with. I had a less than fun time working with him in a one to one situation, and it happened in front of my boss. I was embarrassed and my confidence was shaken, but still, I […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 12: Learning Stuff"
Why do I write this? Each day I try and get down a thought and throw it out there, because doing so helps me appreciate what I have, and through appreciation and gratitude, I feel a sense of contentment. It’s not that my life is perfect, far from it. It’s just that when I am […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 11: Being Content"
Today, November 11, is my husband’s birthday. This day hasn’t always been happy for him, though. In truth, even I have done things in the past that reinforced his angst about his birthday, which is something I struggle to atone for every year. I never really put much emphasis on my birthday, which falls on […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 10: Happy Birthday"
One of the things I love about collecting records is discovering music that has never touched my ears. I found this old record in a crate given to me by a friend. Most of the records were classical, some of the music I was familiar with, some I was not. Amy, who is my vinyl […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 9: A Song Just For Me"
This day, I’m not grateful for myself. I’m grateful for my husband. Just when it seemed like we were going to have to dump a ton of money we didn’t have into his car to make it last maybe another year, he got a reprieve which allowed him to get another vehicle. He didn’t even […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 8: The Break"
The phone saga continued the other day, though it is finally over now. It ended in a very positive way, one in which I am extremely grateful for. I was having problems with the Kyocera Hydro-Wave I bought as a replacement to get me through. It was wonky, buggy, it would shut off randomly and […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 7: The Kindness of Strangers"
This might be one of the harder entries I’ve had to make. I had a friend who lives in California. Had. We are friends no longer. Ive known him for 15 years. We didn’t have much face to face time with each other due to the distance, and we haven’t seen each other in person […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 6: Autopsy of a Friendship"