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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Threads......and some loose ends

It has been a long week so far but I'm not complaining.  Work is going very well this month and I'm pleased.  We're busy and I have a good staff that I work with every day.  I'm working on another blog post and should have that up by week's end.  There are days I wish I had more time to sit down and pour out everything that's inside my head, but one day at a time.

I am excited for Thursday.  I will be at Messiah College for a Special Olympics event.  This is a charity event that Members 1st helps with, along with many other groups and organizations.  I attended last year for the first time and knew I had to participate again.  Athletes from across the state come in for a day of track and field events.  As a volunteer, you get paired up with a buddy and cheer them on at their events.  It's an amazing and humbling experience spending time with people who are always happy, content and not asking to be treated any special way.  I leave with an appreciation for what I have: friends, family, my kids and my overall situation.  As a charity event, my hours don't count for the week, meaning I cram 40 hours of work in 4.5 days.

Tonight was my haircut appointment and a follow up with the woman I went on 2 dates with last month.  As you recall from my earlier blog about closure, I was hoping to obtain some of that tonight.  I also mentioned  that we continue to play a game called "Words with Friends" over our smart phones.  That game has a chat feature and we had a change to talk there.  In fact, she contacted me to assist her in opening accounts for her and her kids with Members 1st.  So the appointment went well.  I told her she did a great job last time so of course I would come back.  She admitted that she thought I might cancel and was checking all week.  For me, it's nice to have another friend, even if it is every 5 weeks. 

As I continue to move forward, I'm getting better at adjusting to changing situations and not look so hard for someone to fill a void in my life.  My best friend told me that she observed I was living to find someone and trying to hard when it did not work out.  She has seen growth and progress that I am not looking so hard and letting things unfold in God's time,

I ran into a friend this week while at work.  She read my blog over a week ago and sent me a nice message of encouragement and she talked about her situation.  I had a chance to thank her in person and she gave me some good advice.  She told me to let them come to me and not seek them out.  She talked about a guy she went on a date with and was kind of "aaah."  She then spent a year traveling outside the country, exploring, and growing.  She came back, connected again with the same guy, went out again, and now they are together.

The encouragement I have been receiving keeps me going and focused on delivering well written and insightful posts.  I am working on a post about one of my favorite and infamous topics "Being a nice guy."  It is both a blessing and a curse at times.

Until next time, be good and be happy.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to read your "Nice Guy" post! I may have to write one of my own in response to it. But my take on nice guys might be different than yours. :-)