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#462: A Positive Start to the Week

Monday, March 14, 2011

Have you had a good day recently? One that is not spectacular or necessarily exciting but simply nice?

I did. Today. After the past couple of days fighting the veil of darkness, I had a pleasant time today. We had a board meeting of the county's Commission on Aging of which I am a member. We started what may be a first for the country -- an eight months, one morning a month training session for representatives of local agencies helping the elderly. The sessions will focus on teaching these agencies how to work more effectively with the various media to get information about aging across to the public.

Afterward I stopped at my favorite center to watch bowlers and have a cheeseburger. Alex, the cook, has been there for more than 20 years and makes what might be the best tasting burger in town. We caught up while it cooked then I helped a man carry coffee. Poor soul was shaking so much as he tried to carry two cups of hot coffee and creamers and sugars. Had a nice chat with him. (Bowlers are some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet.)

Ate lunch while watching a league bowl then sauntered to the pro shop to talk with Mike (who's averaging 243 in one league) and look at new bowling products. Finally sought out Cliff the manager to catch up with him. His son, Jason Couch, won his 16th professional bowling association title last weekend. We talked about my joining a summer league after time off because of the back problems and how, if that worked out, I'd be back in the fall for a regular league season.

Came home, read the paper. The tragedy in Japan defies comprehension, doesn't it?

With upbeat music playing in the background, I finished a final book edit that was due tonight. It's off to the author and a check should be on its way soon from her to me. A fair exchange I think.

Now it's almost 8:00, not tired so believe it or not I think I'm going to scrub some baseboards and clean ceiling fans. Then have to put trash and recycled things out for tomorrow's collection before reading before bed.

As I said, not a spectacular or exciting day, but compared to the past two, it was a day in paradise. A positive beginning to the week.

I hope your day was also a positive jump start to your week. Keep believing in yourself and working day by day to reach your goals.

To those who were kind enough to respond to yesterday's blog, I have a gift to give you -- emoticon. Thank you.

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  • WALKINGSPARK
    YUM!! That cheeseburger sounds good! Yes it is a very sad situation in Japan.

    Wendy
    3638 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6035648
    emoticon right back at ya! Glad you enjoyed the day.. :)
    3639 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    emoticon right back at ya. You can't keep a GOOD MAN DOWN!

    Welcome back. You just needed some down time and now' it's UP TIME!
    3639 days ago
  • YATMAMA
    What a wonderful day! So many ways to reach out to others and to allow them in as they reach out to us. Yay, you!!!
    3639 days ago
  • THEADMIRAL
    It sounds like you had a great day of connecting with people, Lou! Maybe that had a lot to do with that veil lifting. It's so good to read that you had an enjoyable day; it's TOUGH when we're down in that pit.

    It's so sad to read what continues to happen in Japan; there just doesn't seem to be any good news coming from there. We have to help as best we can from here.

    Have a lovely, scrubbing clean evening! emoticon
    3639 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    I know what you mean about just enjoying those "nice" days, where nothing too dramatic happens & all goes smoothly. I'm bowling on a league for the first time this year. I've brought my average up from 65 to 98. emoticon From bowling, I'm learning how to enjoy a sport that you're not good at. A big step for me.
    3639 days ago
  • MOMMA_LITTLE
    Oh, Lou, it's so great to have days like that! Just plain PLEASANT! I love it sometimes when there is just no frantic call from one of my kids! Thankfully, the last few calls from them have been pretty good! I'll bet you REALLY enjoyed the stop at the bowling alley! emoticon
    3639 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    Awe, I love my gift! emoticon right back 'atcha!!

    So glad you had a positive day. Kinda hard when you see all that devastation in Japan, isn't it?

    Enjoy the rest of the night and may your week bring more 'unveiling'. emoticon emoticon
    3639 days ago
  • PUDLECRAZY
    I actually love those kinds of days. If spectacular was a regular occurrence, it would no longer be spectacular, it would be the expected run of the mill. It is the day to day small joys, small pleasure, small successes that make the big picture. Each day is a day to savor.

    Have a great rest of your week!
    3639 days ago
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