Tuesday, October 2, 2007

And Then There are Those Days ....

One of the interesting things about getting older is that I have a sharpened ability to recognize differences in days. There are the days when my body can't decide which part wants to ache - my knee or my shoulder or my hip. There are the days when I have to keep telling my self that my children are grown (and I have to keep telling them!). There are the days when everybody is talking to me way too much, and I want to escape a no-talking monastery. And then there are days like yesterday ...

It started off nicely enough. I was doing things that needed doing. I blogged and exercised and walked. And then I checked my email.

I received a comment from Kat on my post yesterday. She mentioned that she had something for me on her blog, so I skipped over. Kat gave me an award!! Now, this is a woman who does many things. She is a wife, a mother, a professional, keeps up with her two blogs, makes quilts, and is consistently working to complete five achievable goals, one of which is quitting smoking. I am in awe of this superwoman. And yet, she took the time to stop her busy life and give something to me. I hope she knows just how much she gave.

She gave me the thought that I might have readers out there, who actually "get" what I write. She gave me the support that in my own way, I do make a difference, and gave me the encouragement to keep at it. She gave me the belief that anything is possible at any age, if you know somebody else believes in you. She gave me the conviction that a total stranger can become a valued friend by saying just a few words of support and encouragement. But most of all, she gave me the assurance that God blesses me in the most surprising ways, even through cyberspace.

4 comments:

Kat said...

My 4-year-old walked into the room while I was reading this post, and she's a little bit confused by what "happy tears" mean. Thank you so much! :-)

You're absolutely right, God blesses us in amazing ways, even through cyberspace!

PS - Do you know anybody at Cool People Care? A friend of mine's husband knows some of the people that started it. I was actually in Nashville in July 2003 for that friend's wedding... it was my only visit there (and I was VERY pregnant at the time), but I loved the city and can't wait to visit again when my girls are a little bit older!

Luanne said...

I met one of the founders, Sam, back in December of 1980 when the doctor said, "It's a boy." I met other founder, Stephen, this year, and not quite so dramatically. ;)

Kat said...

Love it! I'm not sure how my friend's husband knows them, but do you happen to know a friend of theirs named Anderson? His wife and I worked together in Atlanta for about a year (back in 2002), and it was their wedding that I went to in Nashville.

What a great organization they've got there, you must be so proud! "Nice" must run in your family :-)

The Surrendered Scribe said...

I know Kat very well and she chose a perfect person to pass the Nice Matters award to. I enjoyed your post very much, and I'll be back!