Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday Ramble

“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace,
The soul that knows it not, knows no release,
From little things;
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.” 
Amelia Earhart

Well, I want start by thanking all of you for your support yesterday.  I guess it's all catching up to me. Everything seems to be happening so quick.  So many decisions to make. It's my last week of work, and although  I'm excited, I am also feeling a bit melancholy. Work has always been such a big part of my life. And, aside from those clients I have previously mentioned, those pain in the butts who think the world owes them a living, I also have some wonderful clients who are really working so hard to change their lives around.  These are the clients I am going to really miss.  These are the ones who it is hard to say good bye to. 

One of them gave me this card, along with....
...This wonderful cup.  I can just picture myself seated in front of the window, sipping hot chocolate, and watching the snow falling.  (Yeah, I know.  I am getting ahead of myself. 
 I also received this card, along with...

...this lovely little ceramic trinket box. So thoughtful, and given with love.  I shall cherish these gifts forever.

I chose the above quote today because it took courage to march into my boss's office and hand in my resignation.  I'm exhilarated and frightened about the future.  Will we financially be able to manage?  Does it really look exciting to me now because I haven't taken a vacation in a year?....And when the newness wears off, will I have any regrets?  I suppose there will be days when I sit back and wonder, but I know this is the right decision.  It's the only decision.  My life depends on it.

Thanks for letting me share.

Give the best you have received from the past to the best that
you may come to know in the future. Accept life daily not as a cup
to be drained but as a chalice to be filled with whatsoever things are
honest, pure, lovely, and of good report. Making a living is best
undertaken as part of the more important business of making a life.
Every now and again take a good look at something not made with
hands—a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come
to you wisdom and patience and solace, and above all the assurance
that you are not alone in the world.

Sidney Lovett


  1. Yes, Dear. Your life, depends on it.

    Please try to remain calm, and just flow with the last week. NOT easy!!!! NOT!!! And you are the one, who has to do it.

    Lots and lots of hugs....

  2. Fear of the unknown is a human trait.
    (((hugs)))from me to you as you enter into uncertainty.
    Having followed you for a few years now, I have faith that you will do fine. It may not all be as you planned, ( the best plans can be changed), but most always it is for "the better!"
    Those thoughtful gifts are a testimony to the person that you are. (((hugsssssssssssssss)))

  3. We are creatures of habit! We sit and look forward to the days when we can retire, take extended vacations, or whatever, but when its down to the 11th hour, we always question ourselves. You have done the RIGHT decision. For sure! Only a few more sleeps now!

  4. The day of deliverance approacheth! Not to get too Biblical about it or anything, LOL.