No pictures today ~ just words ~ words of gratitude for some wonderful things that happened today!
One of Sonny's customers sent us a gift card along with their check!! That was very unusual, unexpected and much appreciated!!
My dear friend, Melody, sent me a beautiful Christmas arrangement to say thank you for being an uplifting friend to her! Now, just guess who was uplifted?! I love fresh flowers and love to send them to people to appreciate while they are living and I appreciate these Christmas flowers very much, friend!
I went to a meeting this morning to distribute our Homebuilders Auxiliary auction money ~ we were so glad to be able to help numerous, and I mean numerous, families pay electric bills, buy groceries, gas cards to get to out of town doctors, and coats for kids, ~ the list goes on. It was wonderful to be able to help so many deserving people due to the generosity of our builder and supplier friends ~ all of them showing their gratitude for continuing business by donating to those less fortunate! It really is a blessing to be a part of that!
Today, I took son, Tad, to the dentist for a cleaning and a filling ~ he really is quite funny and entertaining ~ out in the lobby, I could hear all the girls laughing and carrying on because he was making them laugh ~ he's quite a schmoozer when he wants to be! They are all so kind and sweet to him ~ and that means so much to both him and me ~ he was definitely a bright spot in their day, today! And I am so happy that he's happy!
And we got a very sweet thank you note today from Sonny's daughter. Two weeks ago, out of the blue, she lost her job of 14 years. She handled it with class and grace and is looking at it as an opportunity ~ she thanked us for being so supportive to her in such a stressful time ~ that thank you meant a lot!
This morning on Good Morning America, they interviewed a new author, John Kralik ~ the title of his book which will be out in a week or so is "365 Thank Yous" about how writing a thank-you note a day, changed his life! I'm going to buy it when it comes out!
So, this is my thank you today, to the universe, for some really wonderful, uplifting events that made it a really great day!! Maybe you will think about the things that uplift you!
Make today a great day ~ Alice
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