Wednesday, November 14, 2007

GRATEFUL DAYS


I have gotten away from the grateful day posts for the last couple of days. This is not because I am not grateful, but because like most of us, I simply take things for granted. Today I stopped to see a Real Estate friend who has had to take a full time job as Assistant Director of the Senior Citizen Center in town. We wanted to make plans to go to a wine tasting at a local wine store tomorrow night. When I walked in I spotted a woman who is my age or possibly a couple of years younger (mid 50s) who used to sell real estate sitting at a table. I had heard that she had early onset Alzheimers, but had not seen her for a couple of years. I walked over to her and said hello and how good it was to see her again and she just nodded. I felt so bad. Should I introduce myself? What is the proper etiquette? If she had been elderly I would have introduced myself and then made conversation, but I was reluctant to admit that she probably had no idea who I was. After I talked to my friend about wine I asked her what I should do. She took me over to the table and re-introduced me as someone she had known a few years ago. Awkward, but I felt better somehow.

So today's post is dedicated to being very grateful for my health, most especially my mental health.

Thank you ladies for stepping up and taking my orphaned linens off my hands. I am happy to know that they will have good homes.

Janet

9 comments:

  1. Oh that would be a hard situation. Yes, you are right we who have good health should be very grateful xoxoxox Clarice

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  2. A difficult situation. I too am grateful for my health.
    Penny

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  3. That must've been very awkward for you. So nice that your friend was able to put you at ease about it.

    I've been tagged for 7 Weird and Random Things, and I'm tagging you. The rules are on my blog. This is new to me, so I hope I've done it right.

    Pam

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  4. Our neighbor has Alzheimers. It's so sad to see him lose his memory. He was our first friend in the neighborhood.
    Thanks for stopping by for soup. Hope it made you feel better. :)
    Nan

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  5. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog. :) This is a wonderful idea for a post. Sometimes it helps to remember the things we are grateful for.

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  6. That is so sad and a difficult spot. You handled it beautifully. That particular disease is just awful. I am thankful that my Mom who is 84 is sharp as a tack.

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  7. Hi Janet,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcome to blog land.
    My Mom has alzheimers, such an awful illness. Sounds like you did exactly the right thing with your friend.
    Sue

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  8. Both my grandmas had Alzheimers, such a terrible disease!

    I am always grateful for what mental health I still have!

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  9. We are so lucky in so many ways aren't we? And you have that beautiful New England fall at your doorstep! I so loved being there this time of year...MA, ME, VT, NY, CT, RI...so pretty!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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Janet