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Sunday Gone Wrong is Really a Gift in Disguise

Sunday has become my new favorite day of the week.  It’s the one day I have dedicated to ME and it’s beginning to feel comfortable.  For the past four years I have worked weekends at the bar: Saturday night shift until 4am and a variety of Sunday shifts from going in at 6pm or 8pm or working a double beginning at 3pm.  This schedule was leaving little or no time for me to enjoy my amazing friends and family so I decided to make a change in 2015 and take back my Sundays!

So far Sundays have been all that I expected.  I have been able to say YES to brunch and lazy girl movie day, and have even enjoyed using that thing called a kitchen for more than just making coffee in the morning or reheating take-out from the day before!

This Sunday began like the past three.  Slept in a little bit and then off to meet one of my girls for brunch and catch up time.  We spent hours chatting and laughing without worrying about what time it was or being anywhere.  We parted ways about 3pm and it was off to the market to get some good things to cook up for the week….and then began the Sunday Gone Wrong!

I decided to go to a different market this week just to change it up and was very disappointed to find the first three items on my list were out of stock 😦  I shrugged it off and decided it was a good day for a drive to visit a market I rarely go to.  Excited rather than disappointed – because it was Lazy Girl Sunday – I left the store and headed to the car: Here’s where it really begins.  My car won’t start.  The radio, Bluetooth, lights, and gauges all work but nothing when you turn the key.  Ok, so it’s not the end of the world, make a couple calls and Little Brother is on his way to rescue me!  Nothing is ever that simple in my world and long story short the car is now on a flatbed – 2 hours later – on it’s way to the shop to be looked at tomorrow.  Dad is now my rescue ride and we are all frozen.

My initial reaction is anger that my two year old JEEP is failing me and that I have now inconvenienced my family on their day off.  I just want to cry at this point especially if another guy looks at me and says “Now did you leave the lights on?”  with that ‘oh little blonde, not so bright girl’ face…Ladies you know what I mean.  But I kind of bite my tongue (those who know me know I had a comment for every one of those guys with the face) and took it in stride.

I got home after resorting to shopping at what we in Albany refer to as “The Ghetto Chopper” still sad and wanting to ball my eyes out only to realize the gift of today:  I got to spend time with people who truly matter to me and love me as much as I love them!   Brunch with a dear friend, time spent with my brother and his beautiful children, and precious time with my Dad all to myself.  I am so blessed to have these amazing people to share life’s journey with!

Today’s Lesson:  It’s not about location or circumstance, it’s about seeing the beauty in spending time with loved ones and feeling so loved by those around you that your heart is warm and full.

Have a “life lesson” story to share?  Leave it in the comments section…because we are all human 🙂

Be well & happy!

~Pamela

A Lesson in Patience

A Lesson in Patience

Patience is a continual teacher and we are her students. We learn patience for many things in our lives and then we are given another lesson to learn. When we think we have passed all the tests that patience has to give us there is yet another chapter added to the lesson book.

A recent experience has shown me that patience is similar to rainstorms in the Summer. One day we may be overflowing with it and the next it is no where to be found. I am grateful for the experiences that allow me to continue to learn and grow. Seeing in others the very things that we don’t like in ourselves is a powerful thing. Tolerance of others in these situations is life changing.

What have I learned in the past week? Oh so much!! I learned that I am so grateful for how my parents raised me. They gave me the space I have always needed to learn and grow, even when some of those lessons were difficult and would hurt me. I learned to value my alone time as it brings me balance and great joy. My alone time is invaluable because it allows me to sit with myself and grow or let go of what is necessary. I learned that sometimes you just have to open your mouth and speak your mind or else others will walk all over you. This is not always easy, but with practice it allows peace within the mind. The most important thing I have learned is to appreciate each quiet moment so that I have a place to go when surrounded by chaos. I am a bright light surrounded by light rather than darkness and these quiet moments allow me to keep the dark and negative out of my space.

Practice patience each day and you will find the calm place within when everything around you is not.

BE POSITIVE and Have a Beautiful Day!!  ~Pamela