Thursday, November 5, 2009


Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.
Kahlil Gibran

There's a thinker with a cup of java thrown in. Huh...imagine a pimple, come on- hang with me here... a pimple that first erupts with much pain and redness, when finally it comes to a head- you realize that the most painful part is already over. Now you only have to live with an ugly blemish that will in time heal- both inwardly and outwardly. And once the thing heals, it's only remembrance is- frankly, you're glad that it's gone and perhaps now, you'll wash your face before retiring without fail, stay away from too much chocolate and be thankful your face is free of ugly zits!

Don't blame me for the crazy analogies, you came here- you're just asking for it! Anyway, once you've borne the pain- the task is at hand to complete the cycle and become a student of the lesson...or a victim of the pain.
So- here's where I'm at:
Purchased a new truck to replace the old one that my reckless son wrapped around an electrical pole.
(He's alright, I did not kill him...and I'm just as much at fault for handing him the keys to go to a football game.)
He's borne the pain...his lessons, long. I hope and pray he'll find out who he is beyond that day...
Auction folks came out yesterday and took the majority of "stuff" away.
(Antique collector through the years, don't need to haul what is no longer useful, though to a big old farmhouse- the furniture and such was quaint, shabby, sheik and comforting.) To a two bedroom cabin- a rocking chair, crocks, a massive amount of pictures, paintings and books- will be much more apt. Ahhh, the simple life of simple abundance...and yes snow, lots of snow!!!! Bring it on.
Went to the bank and said, "Lookee insurance check, a new truck and thank you so much for being the best bank a gal could ever have hoped for."
Athens State Bank is tops in my book, Mr. John Leinberger has been a trusted banker and friend. And, they hand write out all your receipts and call you by name...
I am dealing with Mayflower to haul my stuff to Maine
...with the promise of uncertainty in finding new truck with towing capabilities, scrapped those plans and called on the good folks at Mayflower.
From the car dealership to Mayflower to Athens Bank to my insurance carrier (Country Companies), may I just say one word about all these folks I've been dealing with as of late.
On a professional scale:
So you see, I have much to be thankful for. Beyond all that pain, I am still a student of gratefulness. Kind of wish the universe would change my teacher to Lottery Goddess though, then my lessons might become what to do with millions of dollars! I'm ready universe, I'm ready!!!!
Although I do tend to cuss alot these days, millions of dollars would just add to my language dysfunction right now...but I'm willing to risk it.
By 7:00 AM, I have to take the Labs to the vet for a bit of nipping and tucking, so I'll leave you with this quote:
Fear accomplishes nothing.
And a laugh....

"I'd smother me grandmother for a meellion dollars!"

Take care!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad that everything is running smoothly!!! Love the Halloween pictures :) I'm already starting a savings fund for a trip to Maine!!

Love, Rhi

troutbirder said...

Small town people and businesses is it? They can be the best.

Audrey said...

Hey angus, did you every find anyone to "blow on your bagpipes" what a great time was had by all, pictures are so wonderful for reminding us of our silliness... I just love our silliness.

Jayne said...

OH! I LOVE that quote, and how you've applied it lately. You GO GIRL!