Like all of us I wish for ‘things’. Frankly I believe that wishes and desires are what keeps hope and dreams alive. Yet learning to be happy while not yet having all you want is a criterion of joy.
I understand. Learning to be happy while not yet having all that I maybe want is a definite criterion of joy. I get it.
I wish everyone could.
As I said I do snow dances & chants. I suppose I could see the ugly side of this winter storm that struck, and I have some in my immediate life who do see it only in that light. I rather would see the awesome joy the snow brought with the serendipitous events to my life. To witnesses unfolding in front of me what happens between people who started out as strangers.. who in the end became comrades & friends is a beautiful thing….
One of the beautiful serendipitous events that happened was treasured time with my daughter, she became not only one of my heroes on Saturday, but she also became my snowed-in buddy Saturday & Sunday nights.
After I realized Saturday that I wasn’t going to get my car unstuck, and knowing that I was going to not be able to just shine on my need for running errands I texted my daughter, Janis. I HAD to pick up a prescription I couldn’t have picked it up earlier in the week because of medical insurance guidelines, it’s not an RX I can just be without. so I needed my daughter’s help. She texted me back saying she had been out already that morning and was willing in her ‘Super Subaru’ to take me out & about. We planned our errands together and she was by to pick me up an hour later.
We had a wonderful afternoon adventure together, including getting her car stuck in a drift on a side road. We had run almost all our errands, had one more stop when we got stuck. After discovering that the auto-club was booked out until Tuesday (yep, that would be today) my daughter promptly called her very good friend/mechanic. We were two damsels in no real distress, but needing rescued. We were in the middle of a road. What normally would take about 10 mins to get from the friend’s shop took him over an hour on Saturday. My daughter & I had cookies, (we’d also been to the grocery market) heat, and our phones. We chatted, we laughed, we solved the world’s problems.
Being pushed off the snow drift by my daughters friend, created yet another hero in my life & another wonderful serendipitous memory was created. Road conditions and visibility were not great but once moving again under the power of my daughter’s car, and her friends big truck. We opted to make a beeline for my home, and made Saturday evening a movie night & slumber party for mom & daughter. With the warmth of home, warmth from daughter-mother friendship, and a couple of good movies we were set.
We rolled into Sunday morning and made the sound choice to just have a quiet morning chatting over really good hot coffee.. By mid afternoon my neighbors were trying to dig out, four hours later their car wasn’t budging either.
By Monday morning progress was made. Cars were being dug out.
By Late Monday afternoon the big guns finally came out when a neighbor trying to turn around in the drive became stuck. A snow angel with a snow plow for wings is a very cool thing to see out your window.
. Tuesday, today, brings warmer temperatures, and the snow I hear melting.
Learning that wishing and desiring is all part of the great wonder of living, while yet finding contentment & joy in where you’re at, what you’re doing, what you have is absolutely “Nailing IT” it.
Tonight as I listen to the quiet of the snow as it melts, I’m doing the Snow Dance again. I think if you can find the path to just “Nail It” for the rest of your life people will be asking “what it is about you?”
Your response might be: “Desire & wishes are beautiful things