So, I need to start keeping a list of all the people who have hoisted me from the ground. Today’s shout-out goes to Paul Flaner, who saw my backwards trip on the board in front of the door to my house. He darted quickly from the RV in which he and his beautiful wife Macrina live. In a thrice-twinkling, I stood again. He retrieved my crystal mug and adjusted the offending board.
Anyone can stumble on a make-shift threshold, but no one flies with the awkward grace and unimpeded power of a crippled girl. I think my tumble frightened Paul more than it scared me. “That was exciting!” I proclaimed, as I eased my bruised body back into Angel’s Haven. I must have sounded giddy as I effusively thanked Paul. “No thanks needed,” he quietly said. Needed? Maybe not. Given? Absolutely.
So here’s today’s thanks, and it might come as no surprise. Thank you to Macrina, for marrying Paul; to the lot assignors at Park Delta Bay for putting them next to me; and last but certainly not least, to Paul for his quick scurrying over to my house and his two strong arms which lifted me with so little effort from the ground.
If I ever win an Academy Award, I’ve going to have a long list of people to thank for my continued survival, if not my personal success. In the mean time, I’ve got a fresh cup of coffee and chores to do. Happy Sunday, everyone.
It’s the twenty-sixth day of the fifty-sixth month of My Year Without Complaining. Life continues.
REMINDER: CORINNE’S 5TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR ROSE BROOKS CENTER CONTINUES!
HERE’S A LINK TO MY BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER ON FACEBOOK FOR ROSE BROOKS CENTER. WE MET THE $500.00 GOAL IN THE FIRST 48 HOURS, SO I INCREASED THE GOAL TO $750.00. I HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER A DONATION TO THIS WONDERFUL AGENCY WHICH SERVES SURVIVORS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE IN THE KC METRO AREA. IF YOU AREN’T ON FACEBOOK AND WISH TO DONATE, HERE’S A LINK TO THEIR MAIN WEBSITE.