Friday, October 9, 2009

Feeling the Rain



This year, the only resolution I made is to take Fridays off from work. Like most resolutions it is hard to keep. Sometimes, I am able to do it and other times, work responsibilities prevent me from enjoying an extra long weekend. At any rate, it pleases me that this option is available to me. When I manage to seize the day, I like to connect with friends, maybe meet someone for lunch, or to just hang out.

Today, I was able to have a nice leisurely breakfast at Cora’s with a friend, who is unfortunately going through a difficult period. Although, most areas of her life are going well, there is a particular aspect of her life that is causing her some extreme emotional and spiritual pain. Being a practical person, I was thinking about her situation on my way to meet her, and how I might be of help to her. But the situation is complicated and really did not allow for an easy solution. My best effort was to make her laugh and to give her a book (I did come prepare with gift in hand. I brought a book I knew she would enjoy) that might provide a healthy distraction.

It is in these types of situations that I find myself reflecting on my life. I can’t help imagining myself in her predicament and thinking about how I would handle the situation. In the end, in this instance, I too would be hard pressed to find a practical resolution. Consequently, this exercise resulted in my being grateful that my life is non-complicated and my heart fills with compassion for my friend. Occasionally,we should pause and appreciate the people in our life.

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4 comments:

DUTA said...

Hi Angelina,

It was very nice of you to try to help a friend in distress. It's not always possible, but the mere effort on your part is probably much appreciated by that friend.

I'm glad your life is not complicated and I wish you that it stays that way.

Enjoy your Fridays!

Angelina said...

Hi Duta,

Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it. True it is not possible to always have the answers, but I wish it was not true.

We are celebrating "Thanksgiving" in Canada this weekend, which is a good time to reflect.

Have a wonderful weekend.

f8hasit said...

Hi Angelina!
First, thanks for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving a comment...thus leading me to YOU!
See how thesee things happen?
:-)

Unfortunately sometimes the comparisons that exist between fellows is what makes us take a good look at ourselves and realize how great we've got it.

Gratitude is on my #1 thing to do each day. Sometimes what I'm grateful is is small, and othertimes huge. But I'm grateful either way.

I hope your friend finds her way through. Sometimes the best thing is to just 'be there'. She's lucky to have you.

Angelina said...

Greetings f8hasit (love your tag)

Thank you for your comment. Indeed, having gratitude allows us to stop and appreciate our life. It also provides us the opportunity to tell the people in our life why we appreciate them.

BTW: Has anyone ever figured the odds to be chosen for blog of note? You beat those odds whatever they are, lucky you. : )

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