All week I have been pondering on what to write about. There has been so much negativity that I wish I could block my ears off too however, the positive has definitely over come the negative. Believe me, there were a lot of Goosfraba moments this past week and weekend.
The customer who recently delivered her baby way too early actually came in to the store yesterday for some change of atmosphere. She has been at the hospital for weeks now for hours at a time. It was nice to see her smile. However, when the class was over we were all in tears over the video she had brought in of her, her husband and their baby. You are thinking "what is so positive about this?" Right? Well, I stepped out of the circle of women to see a circle of women, some who didn't even know this customer. I saw tears going out to this family, and then hugs with best wishes. Of course I had a lump in my throat as well. How awesome is it that complete strangers can come together for a family they do not even know? I sat down and thought, this woman and her husband are going to be ok. No matter what the outcome of this situation, they have a lot of people praying for them. Then I thought, there is so much everyone can sit and complain about that is actually so petty. Honestly I am tired of hearing negative things. This is a huge negative situation but it is far from petty. If we could all sit back and really listen to what we are complaining about, we would see that it doesn't compare to a family who is losing a child, a family who lost their home in a fire, someone who was diagnosed with a terminal illness and so on.... That moment yesterday made me thankful for so many things and made me know that I have nothing to complain about.
Today, I was blessed with the chance to have lunch with a good friend from school. Holly and I were good friends in middle school who went separate ways because of different classes. However, we continued to take dancing lessons and were in the same class. Holly now is the owner of the Dance Conservatory in Hellertown. It was so nice to reminisce the good old days. We laughed about guys we liked in 6th grade to the point of "marrying" their picture..LOL! Honestly neither of us can remember who married who. What is funny is that the guys we once chose are not anything we would want now..LOL! There is a reason why the Universe doesn't allow to have the person we think we want....thank God! It was so nice to see her. As usual, she is beautiful, sweet, level headed and funny. It was like no time had past between us. I am hoping that we can find the time to get together more often.
In The Secret it says to reconnect with old friends. I am glad that I joined facebook and am able to do just that. I am however finding it very hard to stay positive all the time. Just recently I read in the Daily Teachings that when you are trying to make your life more positive you will have your ups and downs. Thankfully this stage doesn't last long. I cannot wait until it is over!
Today I am thankful for:
getting together with old friends
bonding moments between strangers
the power of prayer
people who do not complain
Diane for watching Makenna so that I could go out with Holly
a full class yesterday
Holly's amazing jewelry (hopefully will be in my store soon!)