Everyone needs loving When the world turns icy gray Those times that things go astray, But also when all seems right – And dancing lasts day to night. All the glorious notes together Can change the internal weather Allowing the most joyful songs, Every age can sing along Faces brightening with delight. The sun comes arising, In eyes hopeful and surprised; Time becomes a tender comfort When strangers become fast friends.
Prompt: The weather is rather frightful in many places; pull up a stool at the bar, create something to ameliorate the awful conditions outside.
Gratitude: I went into town and got groceries and miscellaneous after five weeks without doing so. I have hope to feel better now that I have diet soda and food I like. Music. Getting my phone to sync with the Explorer. My friend Reba is a lifesaver, literally.
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What we never guess, What we always hope to be, Is reality In a space and time believed – Breathed by creativity.
Heart, mind, soul, spirit, Joined within us together With the greatest love, We are the dauntless elements – Whom God created for good.
Walking the sunshine Feeling all that is clear, fair, Like Heaven compares.
Prompt: Above there are tanka and a haiku. You know what to do. Write some for yourself and to share.
Gratitude Today: I had an adequate amount of sleep. I drank less soda. Alex and I had SeaBreeze for lunch. My phone came back after resetting itself a few times. Life is, and I thank Jesus for it.
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The verdict is in; my Galaxy S8 does not require replacement. The battery has expanded and prised the back apart from the front. My guru can fix it, so that is one colossal expenditure I shall avoid. Thankfully my OtterBox has kept it together thus far. Another week of weirdness should be all the phone gives.
I get the feeling Your hands touching, soothing me Practiced perfectly, My reaction is in kind, Relatively well-balanced.
I cannot tell you I do not know all the words, For his meaning, see.
Love is no vague tale, It is solid as the selves shared With the two of us.
Sometimes you win all, Others you lose more than ought Fortunate are times When you discover graces You never dared to think real.
This morning at some point, 40,000 households in Douglas County, Georgia, serviced by GreyStone Power lost electrical service. It was after 2 am for me because that is when I went to bed. If you need proof I sleep like the dead; I did not know a thing about it. However, when I woke at 7:30 am, it was very dark. I plotted a path to the restroom with a flashlight and returned to bed.
‘The power will be on when I get back up,’ was my thought as I snuggled in. When I got up at 10:30 am, nothing electrical was working.
Usually, if I have a warning, I charge up everything and make sure I am prepared. This storm, at least for me, came out of nowhere. I do not have a weather radio due to harrowing previous experience with one in my past existence.
At 10:30 am, I was shaken and had nothing that was not sugary to eat. Even my cell phone would not work. You can key the scary music, because this is one of those situations where I am terrified.
I got in the Explorer and drove to the library. God must have known how bad I needed some people, because a young gentleman and lady asked me was it open after I had gone to the door. It was not. We talked a few minutes and agreed our cell phones were out, hers’ being Sprint and mine Boost, which uses Sprint’s towers. They were there to vote, and that was partly my purpose.
I went to town for food and ate at Del Taco’s outdoor table. I had to be where I could see people, even in cars.
I went to Sam’s Club and bought some dog food, drinks, and food. When I returned home – the power was still out. I had perishables in the refrigerator and freezer at risk, plus groceries I had just gotten. I cried and prayed and hoped.
Around 5 pm, the power came on. I have been loving my house and my things since. I have repeatedly said, “Thank you, God!” I am still without computers, but how sweet electricity is.
About that thing where everyone runs to the store to buy sandwich fixings and water, maybe milk, I get it now. Some things will teach you they are true. I got schooled today.
Do not let the weather catch you sleeping, as Boy Scouts say, “Be Prepared!”