Just when I am beginning to think I understand this wonderful thing we call life, so it goes and throws me a curve ball. I should know to expect the unexpected - or is it? Maybe I should be saying it amazes me when it does what I want it to do and I should trust a bit more often that it's going to work out how I want it to. No, I'm not talking about the fund raising either for I know that's a given to work out for me; life won't surprise me on that score. It possibly will surprise me when I finally get the email to say I've won big on the lottery :) I expect it every week but still think it will be a shock when it happens :)
My most recent encounter happened last night - well, it started the night before, or should that be last week? I'm sure you'll remember me saying about the dream I had of an old friend from school last week? Having it got me thinking (never a good thing) that I should drop him a "hello" but I'm one of those people who doesn't like to contact someone without reason - unless it's a close friend and then I'll message them about anything. As I didn't have a reason I let it slide. Then Monday another friend from school, who I have not heard from or spoken to since I left school added me on facebook. Last night we started a chat which lasted almost 7 hours - a lot to catch up on. Anyway, while chatting we got onto a school trip we all went on which included the guy I had the dream about. We got caught up on which lad got caught in one of the girls rooms; for the life of us we couldn't remember so it gave me the much needed excuse to message the other friend. See, life working in strange ways :) He's not replied but I am sure he will do and if he doesn't no harm done :) What with my blast from the past the other day and now this I've had a great wander down memory lane which is ok when kept in context for you can't live in the past but a revisit now and again can help revitalise the here and now. I am truly blessed at times. Not that I am wanting anything from him; I'm sure he has a girlfriend and for all my talk about how life is now for (and all about) me I still have boundaries and respect. Besides I don't have the time for such things anyway :)
Let's not be silly about things though; life isn't all sunshine, roses and amazing moments. Believe me I've had more than my fair share of sadness, pain and heartache but thankfully I have been blessed to always come out the other side. I know some people are not that lucky, have to deal with far worse things than I've ever had to deal with and how they make it through the day never ceases to amaze me, but they do and I've learned so much from them about we need to live life each and every day. We need to make each day count for we really do not know when it's going to end. I've learned in life the happiest people are the ones who embrace what they have. The ones who strive for more but accept what they have and make the most of it. I've tried in recent years to adopt their philosophy and I have to admit it has made a huge difference to my life. I know I don't do anywhere near enough with my life - current funds do not allow - but I am trying so hard to take the most out of every day. Every time there is a negative I try to find 2 positives to replace it; I find the more I do that the more positive things seem to be happening except for the customer I am waiting for who should have been here 2 hours ago and I have somewhere else I need to be!!!