Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Good morning, Everyone!
Well, this week’s “Happy Monday Blog” has just now turned into “Late Monday Blog”…Ooops!!
I can tell ya these last two months have been incredible and I’m running just a little bit behind in my normal routines. However, I can also tell ya, I’m one blessed “ole’ lady” as my six year old granddaughter refers to me…no, really, she does— and she means it too. I love it!!
First, there was my 50th High School Reunion in my home state of North Carolina. I’ve been to a couple of them but this one was different. It seemed we had more in attendance than the previous ones and there was notably a “feeling” in the air this year that had not been present at the previous reunions. Everyone felt it and many of us discussed it afterwards. There was so much fun, laughter and joy and it seemed everyone just couldn’t get enough of Everyone!! I hadn’t seen several of these friends in over forty years! It sounds incredible, but it’s true! Actually, by the end of the evening, as we were all goodbyeing, hugging and kissing one another, I came face-to-face with one classmate whom I’d actually missed the whole evening—so thinking I dare not leave without greeting him, I turned to him and told him it was so good to see him again…well, he looked right at me and said ever-so-seriously & politely… “Well, I don’t really even know you, but I’m glad you came.” At first I was a little taken aback, but then it just hit me, that he really didn’t remember me…at all. All I could do was laugh…at myself. I certainly remembered him and just assumed he remembered me. I told him that obviously he had made a much better impression on me than I had on him! We had a good laugh about it, hugged and parted. Man, I just can’t wait till the next Reunion so I can return the insult…I mean favor!!
Next, I’ve attended two book signings there in my home town and they were just incredible!! Not only do I have all those childhood friends I just told you about (except for the fella who doesn’t remember me), I also have family still there. Now I’ve had several book signings, all over the country, since the release of my book in November, 2014, but as “Dorothy” would say: “There’s no place like home!” Getting to go back to my hometown where I was born, sharing with wonderful Friends is the best, and then to have the honor of the presence of some of my Family there as well, is just heavenly.
I repeat myself: “I’m one blessed ‘ole’ lady” and I know it. (Thank you, Bridget!)
In closing, if you have an opportunity to attend your High School Reunion, I urge you to GO—The very worst that can happen is that someone may not remember you…you’ll get over it. (I’m almost there).
This week let’s all remember that LOVE truly is a many splendored thing…
“And in the end, we were all just humans…drunk on the idea of love, only love, could heal our brokenness.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Have a wonderful week!!
GOD is Good! GOD is Great!!
What you put into your mind will pour out into your heart and life. Put God first. Think about it—GOD first. Amen!!