Sunday, March 4, 2012

Introverted Much?

I noticed a few weeks ago, in the People magazine,  a review for this book, which seemed intriguing:

And today, the author (Susan Cain)'s, TED talk was posted on the TED site. She talks about introversion. And I love it. You will too, if you're introverted.

Fascinating, no?

Let's talk about it. 

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. My many wonderful, smart, thoughtful, introverted friends. I value them all.

2. My brother in law, Daryl. He visited my dad at the hospital today, and shaved him. 

And did so with a smile on his face. Also? He's has stayed married to my sister for 25 years. Love that in a guy. I'm thankful that they're off celebrating in Vegas next week... 

3. I'm thankful for my sister. She has visited dad every single morning for the past two weeks, bringing him snacks and love. 

4. I'm thankful for the friends I hung out with on Friday night. I love that they are praying for me. I was blown away when one of them told me that she and HER HUSBAND were praying for me and my boys OUT LOUD, together every morning. I was deeply moved by that. And then? When I got home? I had an email waiting for me ...:Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I was praying for you. I had some free time this morning and asked God to bring to mind the people I love who could use some extra prayers sent up on their behalf - and next thing I knew I was thinking of you, Max, Danica and your Dad. Just know that when you get too tired to pray, there are people who love you who get nudged by the Spirit to pray with and for you. When is lent over so we can game on? "

Yeah, I totally cried when I read that. I have been blessed with the best friends ever.

5. Thursday and Friday night visits with my dad were sad. He is showing signs of depression... he'd stopped eating and was uncommunicative. He was put in a diaper and he said walking 'was hard on him'. I sat with him and held his hand and tried to reassure him that he WOULD be going home... He didn't think I was telling the truth. The only things he said to me, were, "You're beautiful." and "I'm going to sleep now." No wonder I'm so weepy these days.  BUT this afternoon he perked up abit. Thanks to a friend's BRILLIANT suggestion that we request chocolate flavored Boost/Ensure be added to his meal tray. He thinks it's his beloved chocolate milk, but it doesn't give him the shits. PLUS it's chocked full of vitamins. Amazing product. SO thankful for Heather's suggestion. So thankful that someone invented it. 

6. Thankful, that on Saturday nights, when just about everyone in the whole wild world but me, is with their husbands and families, I have a place to go. We church-goers should never take for granted the gift we have been given. The opportunity to sing with a band along with hundreds of other like-minded folk is a huge blessing. I walk into that building and feel at peace. (Until that moment when we are to turn around and greet someone. Blech.) But other than that - I love church.

7. Thankful that I had dinner with my mom tonight. She can handle my weepiness. Personally, I'm getting tired of the tears, but she doesn't seem to mind.

And that's it.


No comments: