Why I get out of bed every morning.

by compound complex 31 Replies latest jw friends

  • LV101

    CC - ya can't complain about a job with meals included!

    Here's a cat quote - not for you as you are a writing guru (hey that rhymes!). "I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat." Edgar Alan Poe (author, "The Raven") My fav is, "People with insufficient personalities are fond of cats. These people adore being ignored" -- Henry Morgan (privateer) --

    Have a great work day!

  • Muddy Waters
    Muddy Waters

    Yes, some days it is hard to come to terms with how much of our life some of us have spent/given to the org... yet we can make a difference, and bring hope and healing to others.

    It is always good to remember that people can be deeply affected by the happenings and postings on forums and boards like this... for me, it has been a definite healing and therapy!

    How fulfilling to know that we can make a difference, large or small, in helping others.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Greetings, Diogenesister, LV101, and Muddy Waters:

    Wishing you all a wonderful day, knowing that our our acts of kindness, whether random or planned out in advance, will affect others for the good.

    May you have peace.

  • Muddy Waters
    Muddy Waters

    Yes, random acts of kindness (RAK) are great!
    We never know whom we might affect by our words, behavior, actions...

    (And geez, I sound so JW-ish above!! "How fulfilling to know that..." eep!! LOL) I'm glad you heard my words the way I meant them. :D

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    I'm glad you heard my words the way I meant them. :grinning: -- Muddy Waters

    Yes, I did!


  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Today, I got out of bed in order to spend about six hours cleaning a client's very large house. Surprise of surprises, the bending and stooping and scrubbing didn't kill me. There was no need to come home and sleep for two hours.

    The client sure was happy to have a clean house again!

  • smiddy3

    This is a great post CoCo ,our words can either be up-building or cutting to people depending on how vulnerable they are and how we speak to them.

    Thankfully this site is supportive and comforting to those who post here as newbies.and of course oldies. .

    Like all "families" sometimes after a while we may get a bit testy with each other however we don`t hold grudges.

    (like somebody we all know)

    And we are here to encourage each other and I think we do that exceedingly well on this board.

    Take care CC

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    I'm glad I awoke to this post, smiddy, although it's not my custom to get up at 4:00 a.m.

    Feeling discouraged because of lack of response to an important question I posed, I decided to give it another try and not harbor negative feelings. After all, the replies I received did answer my question. Thanks for all that you wrote, including what I posted below.

    You take care, too, smiddy.

    And we are here to encourage each other and I think we do that exceedingly well on this board. -- smiddy

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Today was a totally productive day, teaching creative writing to children.

    Two pre-teen students in particular are very bright -- we discussed their plans for the future, businesses they want to open. They showed me their floor plans, discussed services and merchandise they will offer customers, . . . The creative writing aspect of class dwelt on their needing to develop good communication skills, both written and verbal.

    I love a student who is passionate and doesn't need constant prodding.

  • Amelia Ashton
    Amelia Ashton

    I am bit of a recluse and my darkest thought usually come about through people so avoiding them has made me much more stable.

    My reason for getting up is looking after these precious creatures and educating others how to care for them.

    I only met this little girl for the first time today as 2 weeks old is the earliest they can be handled. It was love at first sight. I just need a name for her now. <3

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