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Daily Thought – October 15

I knew if I was patient, things would get better and they have. So much stress is gone because of the past 2 days and I’m so relieved. Happy days!!


Feeling grateful on this Christmas Eve.

I have finished work now until Boxing Day, which I realize is only one day off however it is still a break from the craziness that has been this week at the store.

It has been a crazy busy week and I have been exhausted every day when I get home. Today was no exception, however I did come home in an infinitely better mood than I expected!

It is always nice to be acknowledged at work of doing a good job, and that is what happened today. I was wishing my supervisors a Merry Christmas before I left, and I was told that I was doing a great job and they are really appreciative of the energy I bring and the positive attitude. It was something very nice to hear at this time of year, especially after the year we’ve all had!

It has been a week of so many emotions. I am ever so grateful for the family and friends that I have who support me and love me. I appreciate every one of my followers on here too. Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays, Vesele Vanoce, Shèngdàn jié kuàilè.

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The most wonderful time of the year…

Some would say this, while others would argue that point this year. Let’s look at it as 2020 is almost over and let’s move on to bigger and better things for 2021. January 20 2021 is probably the most anticipated date of 2021 that people are looking forward to at this point.

But let’s not talk politics. Let’s look at the wonderful things that are happening in the world right now. Because there are wonderful things happening! Prince William and Duchess Catherine for instance. Watch this video and tell me it doesn’t bring some joy to you.

I’m a Canadian and one of our national airlines every year does a special Christmas miracle. This year is no different.

So let’s be grateful and spread the joy this year to those who are not as fortunate as some of us are. There are many things to be grateful for this year.

Tales of a grocery store clerk

Christmas season has come and the busy season at the store is here. The pandemic and not knowing if we will go on lockdown or not has panicked people into stock piling once again.

Complaints of low toilet paper and paper towels, the inability for people to wear their masks properly and the general chaoticness of the season is exhausting me.

I started today at 2.30 and in a blink of an eye it was 4. It flew by because the lines never stopped. I like when my shifts go fast but we need to breathe in between. Whew!

We are now screening anyone who comes in the store. People seem okay with it but I am sure they are cursing under their breath after they leave.

Generally it’s been okay. I miss my desk job some days. Or even teaching where I was moving all the time. But I have a job and a place to live so I am content.

Have a wonderful week!

And so life goes on…

Well my time is up in my hometown, and I have now made the first step in my move just west of there. It’s just a short drive from Welland – about an hour away – so I will be able to get back and visit my family and friends often. But the time is now for the next chapter in my life. I must say, I have had so many chapters in this life of mine, I can honestly say I get excited every time I turn the page.

This next chapter involves me becoming a grandmother (and my daughter becoming a first time mom). I am excited for her and for me! We know she is having a boy and this grandma has bought far too much for a baby that hasn’t even arrived yet! It’s going to be great!!

The other part of this chapter is a new career. I have several ideas of where I want to go and what I want to do, with many things coming to mind. One big thing I want to do, when it’s safe to do so, is to get back into some sort of catering business like I had in Alberta. I loved doing that, and cooking and baking always brings me so much joy. That’s just part of the things I want to do. So much I want to do, so little time to do it all in!

And so, life goes on. There will be ups and downs, and I am prepared for both. To be successful in life, you must realize that not everything will go perfectly, and that is perfectly okay with me. I am ready to accept any challenges that this new chapter brings my way!

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