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Random 5 Friday

It’s Friday! It’s Random! Here we go:

1 )  Spring?  Summer?  Fall?  Certainly not winter.  We hit 70F this week and yep, you guessed it, snow’s coming back tomorrow.  I think Mother Nature is going through ‘the change.’  Nothing is as usual – grass is green, bugs are out, things are growing – Bam! They’re going to be surprised when the next wallop of snow lands!

2 ) Lots of travel lately – I don’t mind because I am open to and enjoy the random interactions that occur. Example: between meetings in the capital city this week, I grabbed lunch at a little cafe.  I noticed an older gentleman wearing what had to be his finest suit.  He was decked out from coordinated socks to a beautiful tie to his exquisite hat – you don’t see hats much anymore.  As I got up to pay my bill, I complimented him on his handsome hat – a wide grin broke out and we enjoyed a short chat – he was in town in meetings on behalf of a seniors care organization (similar to Meals on Wheels).  He was polished, articulate and commanding;  I can’t imagine anyone saying no to him.  Well the company I work for has a program that seniors can benefit from – he has my card and I have a friend in Mr. William (Bill) Jones.  You just never know where your path will take you;  I’m glad mine took me to him.

3 )  Saw this the other day and it reminded me of my cousin and I – who does this remind you of?  I need to send it to my sister, too – she’ll get it!

laugh-till-you-snort4 ) An Auntie has been dealing with a tough situation over the past few months – my offers to help have been politely declined.  One day last week she contacted me and said “I need your help – I am at my wit’s end.”  The back story is she’d been forced to place her (dementia-afflicted) husband in nursing home care – a decision that was very tough for her to do.  The problem was the home he ended up being placed in was a) too far away, b) not not working for them and c) all efforts to move him closer were regularly thwarted by the (for-profit) center.  As I told her, I don’t know anyone in this world, but I have many contacts and I’ll try. I spent the day on the phone, and by 4pm had his case over to the state regulatory bureau who investigates and licenses nursing homes. (Go big or Go home, my Mom would say!!)    Uncle was moved the next morning, after months of attempts.  The best part was that every (Government)office I called – and every person I spoke to – once they heard their story-  they reacted as I had – with disbelief, anger and a sense of urgency.  It buoyed us all to know that, when given the opportunity, strangers very happily did the right thing … and quickly.   He’s closer, she’s happier, and being able to help her blessed me.   🙂

5 )  And with that, I’m off on my next road trip – but – I’ve timed it so I can meet a friend for lunch on the way back into town today.    Life’s rolling by too quickly and it’s time to carve out some friends time, too.

“Yes, you see, there’s no such thing as coincidence. There are no accidents in life. Everything that happens is the result of a calculated move that leads us to where we are.”
― J.M. Darhower, Sempre: Redemption

What’s random in your world these days?  Met anyone interesting?

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Random 5 Friday

  1. that is a great story! (about your uncle) and the response..I don’t think I’ve ever heard that one before…”go big or go home.” Sounds like you’ve touched several people lately with your kindness…

    • Thank you ~ it was gratifying to be able to help. So many times we are in situations where we want to – but can’t – assist. I could and I did – Yay! MJ

  2. Elders hate to ask for favors. I’ve seen that a lot in my family. Glad it all worked out.

  3. Loved all your randoms, but especially how wonderfully the situation with your uncle was resolved. You were a great help to him and your aunt: well done, MJ!
    Enjoy your weekend!

    • Thank you ~ we’re getting there. He’s not quite yet where she wants him to be but he’s a lot closer and the facility seems to be much better – the best part was all of the people who jumped in to help once asked – that was wonderful! MJ

  4. I love your meeting that spiffy older fellow, and helping your aunt out the way you did. Beautiful. My random was doing an anonymous random act of kindness the other day. For the past several days I’ve been flying high after having a healing session that created healing for both me and my Little Man. Long story short, the anxiety that almost took him out a year ago (we almost lost him to severe chronic panic attacks and had to take him out of school), is healed. It’s absolutely 100% gone.

    • That is so awesome about your son’s anxiety dissipating – wow! I am so pleased for you, and know it’s been a long hard-fought battle to get there!
      MJ

      • Thanks. The cool thing is, he is ever my teacher. In order to figure out how to heal him, I had to open up to another level of life and with it another level of healing.

  5. I’m so glad you were able to bless your aunt in this way! I haven’t had a good laugh (or snort) in a good while. Must be time to pay my daughter a visit. 😀

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