Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, September 29, 2008

Feelin Good

Thursday I took a trip to my old homeplace. First time I had been back in 3 weeks. A beautiful sunny morning. A number of errands and a lot of these I like to take care of in a place where everything and everyone is more familiar. Also wanted to pick up some gift certificates to a place my brother inlaw frequents in Michigan. Thought this would be better then sending a flower or a book. Especially since he is not as fond of books as this lady. All was accomplished and I was headed back to the big city.

I no longer felt like I was in some kind of pit and my spirit was almost soaring. Trunk of car was loaded with 50 lbs of sunflower seeds for my birds. Also a huge bucket of manure from my friends old barn and bucket of black potting mixture from the nursery on her property. Both of these for my flower garden. Back seat held 3 huge chrysanthemums and some canned green beans and pear preserves. My car was full. Tape of praise music being played on a harp was echoing through the car, loud and clear. It almost seemed like I was floating along. Over and over in my mind came thoughts of Thankfulness. I was Happy.

At a street light I looked out the side window and could not help but smile.
There was a woman on a small motorcycle. Helmet, trendy backpack, briefcase and I looked down and saw shoes with a heel and backless. I rolled down my window and exclaimed
"you are really sharp, I do not know if you are 25 or 50 but if I was 20 years younger I would be doing this, but you need boots on". When the traffic light changed, she smiled at me, waved and went on her way. Simple pleasure that made me smile.

Continued on home - It was a good day!!!


lilalia said...

You good feelin post got me feeling good as well. I just love the description of your car loaded up with all sorts of goodies. I especially like the business woman of on her bike.

Tabor said...

You are a brave lady to roll down the window and comment to that perfect stranger, but I am sure you made her day. I am glad that you are back on top of things.

Judy said...

Ernestine, What a wonderful day you had on Thursday! Saying something to that lady sounds exactly like something I would do.
I am so glad you are feeling good and enjoyed your day back and all the goodies. My mother in law used to give me all kinds of stuff when I went to the farm. She always called them "care" packages.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

You need a pickup truck for your country days and a convertible for your town days. ;)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Thanks for the comments.
I guess I have a spirit of boldness as times goes on. Also
I try to never miss a moment to pass on a compliment when it comes to mind. What good is it to keep it to yourself when you can help make someones day.

Darlene said...

I'm so glad you had a great day. We all need one of those now and then.

Your daughter is right; you need a pickup for your country days and a convertible for your town days. (Or maybe you need a motorcycle so you can feel the wind in your face.) ~;-)

L'Adelaide said...

your post made me feel good, a contented , peaceful good...I thank you for that!

I popped by after not being here in awhile and loved what you write about...your words and posts are soothing to this soul.

blessings to you...

Ugich Konitari said...

Had to delurk ! The first thing that struck me when I read your post of a wonderful day (of giving and receiving from friends, and remembering Someone up there ) was something I learned as a child almost 50 years ago : Pippa's song by Robert Browning :

THE year 's at the spring,
And day 's at the morn;
Morning 's at seven;
The hill-side 's dew-pearl'd;
The lark 's on the wing;
The snail 's on the thorn;
God 's in His heaven—
All 's right with the world!

Greetings from Mumbai, India .

Jessi Cotterill said...

Hello Ern!!

My internet was not working the whole day yesterday.

You made me smile after reading your speaking with the stranger. You made her day, you made your day, and you made my day!!