Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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.