Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tuesday Tidings for July, 2015


Finding hope in this world is a precious commodity, especially when each day brings something new to fear. Pick any modern social media and you'll find that mainstream sources seem to focus on the negative. That's what sells, after all.

My friends at the Writer Zen Garden blog decided to try and spread uplifting messages. In my small way, I like to share five simple blessings in hopes others will look more brightly toward their own lives.

And so, let me list some joys I find in this day:

1. Our pet groomer can get Tilly the cat in on Friday morning instead of later next week.

2. I got to enjoy camaraderie with writer friends last night, one of whom has a deck surrounded by lovely old trees.

3. Caregivers discovered a blood clot in my mom's leg in plenty of time to save her life...

4. ...and the extensive knee surgery thought needed to help her walk again may be unnecessary!

5. The whole afternoon and evening remain for me to write to my heart's content.

Have any good news to share? Please leave a comment and spread the word.

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14 comments:

  1. What lovely blessings! I'm so glad your mother is in good hands.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! It is a relief to know she's being well cared for.

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  2. My poison oak is almost gone!

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    1. Awesome! You must have been seriously suffering, my poor dear. I'm glad the weather has cooled, which always seems to help any itchy rash for me.

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  3. Good lord, I'm so glad they found that, and that she won't need surgery!!

    I'm so sorry I didn't get myself in gear in time to participate; I love your positivity!

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    1. Thank you. We shall see about additional surgery because it seems too good to be true, honestly. But I really do feel positive that she will walk again. ~grin~ As for participating, I say it's not too late if you have a chance!

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  4. Lovely idea, Darla. Great news about your Mom!
    I'm almost jealous of your time with your writer friends. I need a similar community offline.
    Have a fantastic weekend.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too. And as for finding local writers, perhaps you check (ironically) with the online Meetup website. There is a fee to start a group, I understand, but perhaps writers in your area have already started one. Best wishes!

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    2. will try this post again

      now that my sister is getting bettr- it's time to focus on my health. re-started going to the gym, got a new blender for my shakes, trying for earilier bed-times. I certainly don't need to get sick !

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    3. I'm so relieved that your sister's health is improving. Way to go on taking care of yourself! Good health is a serious blessing.

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  5. Thank you for reminding me there is so much to be grateful for. Top of my list at the moment is the fact that my mother (aged 94) has just had a minor op to remove a mole and today is feeling fine. xx

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    1. Wonderful news! I'm so happy for you. Thank you for the kind words.

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  6. Good thoughts and prayers for your mother's recovery. I lost my mom in 2007 and miss her every day. You are lucky to still have yours. I have been enjoying being with my oldest daughter since last week. Had lots of fun. :)

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    1. I am so sorry for your loss. I am extremely lucky. And my mother is doing somewhat better as I type. So glad you enjoyed some mother/daughter time! Best wishes, my dear.

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