Here's to love, luck, happiness, health, and success in the new year! I'm bringing it in quietly tonight, which is nice. I'll ease my way in and ease my way through. I'll invite an abundance of positive things into my life and I will tackle any obstacles with both strength and grace. I will make goals and achieve them. I will give, I will love, I will smile. I hope the same for you.
"Essential employee". Apparently that is what I am, as I was told to report to work today. 30" of snow, below freezing temperatures, but, hey, I'm essential! What ever happened to health and safety being our number one priority? Hmm.
"Sometimes you are aware when your great moments are happening, and sometimes they rise from the past. Perhaps it's the same with people." James Salter
I wouldn't necessarily say this is one of the best books I've read, but it is definitely one that made me want to keep reading. It is one that stays with me...like I lived it. So, maybe that means it is one of the best books I've read, because isn't that the point of a good story? It stays with you.
It was definitely a good idea to have a snack at Wegman's BEFORE I started my grocery shopping. Not only did it keep me from buying everything in sight, it also helped temper my aggravation with the hundreds of people who decided today was a good day to grocery shop.
I found this great app on Facebook that chooses random statuses that you posted this year and compiles them into a collage. Although this is not a photograph, I thought it would be a fun post as we near the end of the year. It was great looking back on all my status updates, seeing how my moods and interests changed from day to day.
What a beautiful night with my family! My mom surprised my step father with ornaments in memory of his parents and sister. The price of the ornaments go towards the Raritan Bay Medical Center where his family has always donated their time and money. The ornaments will be displayed there year-round.
For me, the best part was sitting down to dinner with everyone. We haven't all gotten together in so long, so it was nice to laugh and share old stories and toast to those who are watching over us. This has really been one of the best holiday season's I can remember and it's not over yet...
There was an exodus of birds from the trees Cuz they didn't know We were only pretending And the people all looked up and looked pleased
And the birds flew around
Like the whole world was ending
I don't think war is noble
And I don't like to think love is like war
When I was relaxing at the pool on vacation I watched an airplane write in the sky. It said: Jesus Loves You. Everyone kind of stood around, staring at the sky. Some smiled, some laughed, some were in awe, but I think we all wondered who the message was for. Is someone trying to tell me something? Is it a message for mankind?
It doesn't matter what you believe in, I think what matters is that we all NEED to believe in something. What better time than the holiday season to think outside of ourselves...
It is always sad to end a vacation. You wish for just one more day, especially when you are in a magical place. But as I sit here now at my computer, in my home, I know that I am right where I am supposed to be. It's good to be back in my element, looking back at my pictures, remembering the fun times I had in Walt Disney World. Can't wait to do it again next year!
As we approached Cinderella's Castle to check in for our Thanksgiving Dinner I couldn't help but think this is probably every little girl's dream. Sure enough, it was just as magical as I expected, but what put a smile on my face was seeing all the girls dressed up like their favorite princess, eyes wide, anxious to get a picture with their on-screen heroines. I have to admit, I felt quite excited myself to see Belle walk in the room and I love that no matter what your age, when you dine in the castle, you are treated like royalty.
It was a truly magical Thanksgiving and I am grateful for every minute.
Today I had to say goodbye to two special ladies who, combined, served our company for almost 90 years. They were professional, kind, motherly, but in the end, unappreciated. Gone are the days of grande retirement parties and send offs from management. Gone are the days where senior employees are respected and revered. Gone are the days when companies care about their people.
This is a sign of the times. Our world is not the same. I've seen it change so much in just a few short years, and I'm afraid I've changed with it, for better or worse. I guess that's called survival.
I hope these ladies, and all of us, can look back with joy and look forward with hope.
I am proud to say that my cholesterol and overall health is better than it's ever been. What better motivation to stay on track, continue running and eating healthy, than to know that it really does pay off?