I am so finicky about “my parking spot”. It’s not actually mine, I park on the street, but it’s the spot right in front of the house and with only one street to park on till March first, vying for a space here is oh so fun. 😉 As mentioned in other blogs, I live in the corner house, so I try to park at that end of the street. When I got back from dropping Zach off with his dad, I had to originally park about four houses down from where I live, which isn’t bad except when there’s bad weather or just insanely cold. Then when I was walking to the house, the second car from the corner left, so I hurried back to my car after dropping my stuff off into the sun room and headed to re-park my car. As I was getting out of my car, the guy in the first spot said, “I’m leaving, so you can have “your” spot back.” I smiled, laughed, and said, “Thank you.” The neighbors see me a lot, carting groceries in, getting Grandma in and out of the car, etc….people pay more attention to things around here than I realized. It’s so funny how much getting “my parking spot” means to me, it totally made my day. ♥
I have been thinking about something. Surprise, surprise, eh? 😉 Whenever I offer up words of encouragement, hope, offer to pray, do anything to help, make someone smile or laugh, etc….people thank me. I do the same thing, thank someone whenever they help me in any way because it’s the polite thing to do. However, on the other hand, when I do something for someone, I feel so humbled when someone thanks me because I don’t think thanks are necessary, even though I know why they give it. I do what I can when I can for those I love, those in need because I like helping, making things better even in the smallest of ways. I don’t seek anything in return. Knowing I was able to be there for someone is all the thanks I need. But, like I do for others, I know people will still tell me, “Thank you.” because it means a lot to them. Well, you all mean a lot to me. I say this from time to time because it’s just who I am, so here it is again, but not for the last time of course, I love you all and want you to know how very special you are to me, how much I value your roles in my life. ♥
Life is short, live it while you have it. Don’t wait for the perfect time to say or do something because while you’re waiting, it might become too late. Embrace life! Embrace your mistakes, embrace each failure, embrace each moment….each laugh, tear, smile, joy, fear, hope, moment with those you love. Life is trial and error, we’re going to make mistakes for the time we’re here, but it’s what we learn from them, it’s that we should grow and continue to better ourselves till our last breath. Live, laugh, love.