Friday, September 14, 2007
Grandma / Great-Grandma!
Today is my grandmother's birthday. Let me tell you this 80+ beautiful women is always on the go! She is still very active with her church choir, does payroll for many places, travels all over the country to see Jazz concerts with her friends ~ something she really enjoys.
I know she gets up every morning and reads this blog and my sisters here. She sent each of us the sweetest email recently telling us how much she enjoys reading our blogs everyday and loves to see when we update!
We love you grandma (great grandma) and hope you have a FANTASTIC Birthday! Hope you are home today for the delivery man ?!?!
Ya'll, THANK YOU so much for all your visits and comments. I have been a lousy visitor to my favorite blogs lately ~ just plain BUSY right now. Am hoping to get some much needed things done today and tomorrow so that after church on Sunday I can have a good look and catch up on what I've been missing.
I do want to share one story with you and some thoughts ~
Yesterday at the grocery store this lady was blocking the isle. I patiently waited for a minute and she still didn't move (she knew I was waiting). I politely said excuse me and shuffled by - barely as she moved just enough for my cart to not to hit the food or her cart. The look I received and the comment she made to her friend (she called me a term used for a female dog)
and I thought about turning around but didn't. I walked around the corner and said a little prayer for her. Maybe she was having a bad day. Maybe she was hungry and aggrevated cause she wanted all those cookies and candies but knew she didn't need to buy them (been there ~ know what I'm talking about). Well, her and her friend caught up with me a few isles over and both of them challenged in their height were trying to reach up on the top shelf for something and couldn't reach it. Well, I'm a rather tall girl so I reached up and got what they were trying to reach and as sweet as pie they both said "Thank You" I bet she was eating her words ~ HUH? Regardless of what she felt afterwards I thought about how she looked at me and the name she called me all because I wanted to get by her in the store. It hit me that it was Sept. 13th. 6 years and 2 days after Sept. 11th when our country was unified and ONE. Well, I believe slowly but surely we are now a country divided and separated. COME ON PEOPLE!
COME ON LADIES! We can make a difference. We can make it the way it was 6 years ago ~ by reaching out and being friendly, respectful and polite! Let the spirit of Sept.11th flow through you this weekend! Open a door for a stranger. Smile and say hi to those people you pass in the streets. Let a car merge when you really think you are in more of a hurry to get where you need to be - they might need to get there faster! SLOW DOWN and take a breather. Hug a loved one. Call a friend. Write a personal note. I'm gonna do all those things this weekend and I hope you will too! BLESSINGS my friends!