This week has been filled with visits to the hospital, visiting Rehab facilities, Dr's offices, a Pharmacy, banks, lawyers, accountants (Dad's office) clothes shopping, cleaning 20 years of dirt, and a mound of laundry (truly a Mound!)
So today, my big girl pants just didn't fit. After the morning visit at the Rehab, another trip shopping to try and find some clothes that would fit, another load of laundry, I found that I was exhausted and needing rest and a mental break. When at home, I love a Sunday afternoon nap, curled up with a good Christian novel, escaping through the pages to experience another place and time. Rest came this afternoon through the pages of a well written novel and a solid nap.
Writing and watching the brilliant oranges and pinks of the sun setting over the lake at my brother's house with the calico cat that came with the house laying beside me and reflecting on the past week.
I am reminded of all of the people that have touched my life this week. The bigger than life receptionist at the hospital with her stylish golden hair against rich cocoa skin. Thelma, greeted me with a bright smile and kind word every time I walked in. Kayla, a daytime CNA, who is a petite spitfire with a long blond ponytail and an authoritative gentleness, she chose her profession well. The adorable "candy strippers" (I am sure that is not what they are called now, but they were back in the day) 70 plus year old ladies with Fiona Headbands and brightly colored bows adorning them, that offered a word of encouragement and a magazine to pass the time.
And then, I encountered some crabby and not so nice people that probably should have chosen different professions, one not dealing with people all of the time.
I strive to have a smile on my face and be one of those people that make a positive impact during an encounter, like Kayla or Thelma or the little old ladies handing out magazines. But, I am sure there are days that I fall into the Crabby category and shouldn't be around people.
With God's grace, I can start over, put on my "Big girl" pants, be Joyful and make a positive difference in someone or a 100 someone's life today!