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Do It Now, Tomorrow May be Too Late

It has been a very busy time. I can't believe that it is already August.
Last time I wrote was when my friend lost his daughter to cancer. Since then my son-in-law, who lives in England, was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Also one of my dear lady friends was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx (I think I spelled that right.) I have to admit that it through me for a loop for a few days. My mood was not my smiley self. It has been interesting to watch my own development of ideas about living.

As I rallied back, I brought with me the knowing that waiting is not necessary. For example, I met a gentleman one morning as one of my clients was walking me. We exchanged a "good morning" and fell into an easy conversation. I found it very pleasant and looked for him the next day on my walk. He was there and we had another long enjoyable talk. I didn't see him again before leaving that job. Having been raised in the "old school etiquette" I hesitated and thought a lot about getting in touch with this gentleman. I thought about my inner feelings and sat down and wrote him an email. I didn't want to wait until I was in his neighborhood again. I wanted him to know that he brightened someones day by just being him. I hope he takes it as I intended i.e. a friendly gesture with no strings attached. Another example, I now say often "I love you" or if someone comes into my mind I don't wait to call I call or write as soon as I can. It feels good to do this and is very freeing because I don't have to remember more stuff. You know the old adage, "Don't put off 'til tomorrow what you can do today," or the new one, "Live in the now." So, if you have something to do, do it. Enjoy it. Feel good about having done it. This life is too precarious to not enjoy each and every moment. Enough philosophizing.

Piedmont Pets Stay Put is doing good. I am booked for August and also some of September as well as one weekend in October. I feel very blessed to have done so well. I am hoping for a couple of clients who travel on a regular basis to fill up the fall and winter months. My intent is still to have at least fifteen days a month booked. I realize that summer is the time when most folks vacation. Now if I can get some traveling business folks onto my list. I should be set. Oh here is my business card.

I am not seeing it here. Maybe in the preview. Oh there it is. Guess that's it for now. I am being nudged to get on with other stuff. I will write again soon.


Well It is official. I am now self employed. Piedmont Pets Stay Put: Pet and House Sitting is mine. Wish me luck .

It has been a busy time. A very dear friend of mine has been going through an extremley difficult time. His daughter was diagnosed with cancer in February. She was given six months to live. Well she made her transition before Mother's Day. She was 47 years old. Her youngest child is 16 years old. Her two brothers are in college. My friend's son-in-law is trying to adjust to his new life. The family is still in need of my friend and his experience in this matter.

This dear man lost his wife in an auto accident when this daughter was 16 years old. She took over the duties of her mother and helped to raise her younger siblings. He has accepted her death, but is very affected by it. He will remain with the family as long as he feels they need him. Fortunately the family is close. Hopefully they will remain close. I can't imagine what it must be like to lose a child. My prayers are with all of them.

Writer's Block: Sounds Good to Me

Persnickety, flibbertigibbet, lollygag—some words are just more fun to say. What's your favorite word?

Family Dynamics

I am becoming more firm in my belief that families are put together so that each member has the opportunity to practice patience, forgiveness, and finding ones peace. There are times I may not like the situation or the people involved, but I love them. Family members reflect the positive and negative forces within me. I am more positive now and recognizing the negative thoughts more quickly. Once the negative thought is recognized, I can chose to rethink and make different choices. Now, that is what I can empowered.


Here We Go Again

Off we go on a test run of this site. I am looking forward to a joyous experience.



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