Great site, my friend. What makes me feel special in my life? Well having you for a friend would be high on my list.
Ordinary things from my life--so many--teaching 'bad 'kids who had been expelled fron school and seeing them 'come to life'.
Picnics with my hubby in the Warren in Folkestone, watching rabbits played feet away from us. (Now you're going to ask me about that, aren't you Lillian?..grin)
Walking on the beach in Bombay with all the little stalls, lit by fairy lights, selling tasty food (yes I know it's changed it's name but it's still Bombay to me.)
And now, in God's waiting room, in the Oz bush surrounded by nature in all it's beauty.
Hey--some of this is spoilers for the next episode on my memoirs --that's cunning,Lillian--think you can get a preview...grin
Magi, spoilers or not, I'll always read your fun, witty writing. You truly know how to enjoy life and appreciate what is around you. Calling your retirement "God's waiting room" is inspiring. There is more to come.
You know, a friend got married this weekend. What a marvelous event. I must say, it reminded me of my own wedding day, with lots of personal and sentimental touches between the traditional ceremony. My marriage day was probably my best day ever, and certainly not so ordinary. Yet, those memories make me feel warm, and smile!
My family is the most precious part of my life. I was talking with a friend about how hard things seem to be lately and how I was struggling to stay positive. She asked me to think of three things I was grateful for in that moment. My family immediately came to mind. I am also grateful to her for making me smile!
I love these sunny summer days, spending time with family. They feel good now, and I remember them fondly as the year pass.
YES! Just this week I met with an old associate. I was telling her about the book (the what, why, how, etc). I mentioned how the title came about... small parts can build mansions, small events build our lives. I also recalled for her one of the times we interacted that I will never forget, for it touched me deeply. Her reply was, "...One of those bricks or sticks that built you, huh?"
Wow, it was amazing! I answered with glee, "You get me..." and we continued to visit. :)
Lillian believes good can be found it ordinary experiences.