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Saturday, August 31, 2002

People Who Help

Today I am thankful for people who help us in our life journeys.

For Police and Law Enforcement Officers who answer our emergency calls, and not-so-emergency calls, and come ready to help us. I appreciate that our local Sheriff never makes us feel stupid for our complaints (mostly about loose dogs or trespassing teens), but instead listens patiently and readily offers assistance. I am in awe of officers' ability to remain diplomatic at all times. Just like National Park Rangers, police officers give me a feeling of truth, justice, and the American way when I speak with them. I'm so grateful they chose to go into their line of work, and are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect us all, whether from simple annoyances or true dangers.

For Veterinarians who care for our companions and are able to decipher, without conversation, what is bothering our dear friends. For their compassion and patience and guidance when it comes to say goodbye to a loved pet. For their willingness to continue in their profession despite bites, scratches, and the pain of seeing ill-cared-for animals (I had to stop working for a vet because I couldn't handle that. It must be so hard for them and I appreciate their enduring it!)

For Mental Health Professionals who are there to support us when we have endured a traumatic event or life change, or when we just don't feel like ourselves. I am so grateful for physicians and therapists who help us to understand that they are there for us, (no stigma attached, no explanation necessary) when we need someone to talk to, some anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medication to see us through a rough patch, or a safe place to turn. Mental illness should be viewed with the same respect as physical illness, but it often isn't, probably because we most fear what we don't understand, and it is a hard thing to comprehend. Mental illness can occur in anyone's life, at any time, and for large or small reasons. I am grateful for the professionals working to let the public know that it is OK to ask for help, even if you're just having trouble sleeping or are snapping at your family more than usual. I am grateful for their guidance and help in my own life.

For True Friends who are not afraid to tell you the truth about your own behavior, yet who don't get upset if you don't follow their advice. For those friends who nurture you, yet also push you to be better and achieve more. I am grateful that I have several true friends (some of whom I've yet to meet in person!) whom I can count on at any given moment to show me what I'm not seeing about my own actions or growth, and who applaud me when I do well. I love you guys!

I'm grateful for people who help us today. Please take a moment to call or write a person who helps you, and let them know they're appreciated... we're giving our Sheriff a big box of cookies today!

What I'm Up To Today

  • Still working on the sleeve of the gray sweater.

  • Watching an interesting and funny DVD called "State And Main" which was written by David Mamet and is quite good.

  • Tidied up this morning, going to dry some laundry in the sun.

  • Diffusing Grapefruit, Cedarwood and Cypress essential oils to freshen up the indoors. Nice fall smell.

  • Noticing the crispy, brown leaves falling (already!) from the Hawthorn tree.

  • Noticed the lovely, foggy moonlight last night as I took the dogs out before bedtime. Spooky!

  • Had a yummy breakfast of Canadian bacon and pierogies and good Ceylon tea.

  • Tonight will have a pinyon fire in the firepit/grill thingie on the driveway.

  • Tomorrow will go to the last polo game (the last one of the season is actually next Sunday, but that's the date of the fateful pizza party!) We found out we scheduled the pizza party right during the first Green Bay Packers game, so it will actually be a miracle if anyone, including Jeff, shows up!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Get out and enjoy it!

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