It might seem strange to count outrage as a sweet! But today I found out another real estate agent approached one of my clients when he was working in his yard and tried to seduce him away from me.
Not only is that a huge breach of ethics, but it hurt my feelings and made me mad!
I posted about it in one of my Realtor groups on Facebook and was so relieved to have one after another Realtor express disgust and dismay about it. Several had experienced the same thing. Most urged me to report him to our board, and I would if I knew his name.
One even referred to the guy as a snake. Sweet!
So, yes, shared outrage and supportive anger can be very therapeutic, and definitely sweet!
A few decades ago, I donated blood after working several 12-hour night shifts in a row. I didn't crawl out of my bed for a couple of days. I was completely wiped out.
Soon after that, I married Tom, a Rh+ man. Since I was Rh-, I had to have a Rhogam shot after my babies were born, which prevented me from giving blood for awhile.
Secretly, I was relieved. I just didn't have time to be that worn out ever again!
But the knowledge that I'm O-, very rare, kept gnawing at me, and I began to feel guilty about not donating. So today, when I realized the Bloodmobile was right there in our parking lot, I didn't even think about it. I just went out and did it.
I gave blood.
And then proceeded to have a normal day. Go figure.
If you've been hesitant like me, just go do it. You'll be glad you did.
Before this week gets away from me, I want to post the sweet!s I've gathered since my last post. I'm going to start with a photo I spotted on Facebook. I'm not sure where it originated, but I'm grateful for it. I feel it was written just for me:
Coffee and wine. Always two unspoken sweet!s of my week.
And now for the rest...
Wednesday: watching a hummingbird flit around your yard and rest on a tiny branch; finding out the issues with your iphone aren't terminal; coffee and conversation with your mom and her friends
Thursday: cardinals serenading you on your morning walk; touring million dollar homes and wedding venues; fortune cookie wisdom; a quick visit with friends
Friday: a job where you're continuously learning something new; a hug from your precious great-niece, visiting from Montana; finally experiencing a Torchy's Taco
Saturday: your old puppy swimming; a butterfly fluttering outside your window when you're feeling blue; an orange moon rising
Sunday: Garden of Eatin' inspiration; two new leads before you get home from church; your sons helping you with your mom; all of your kids together to honor their awesome father; watching the season finale of "Game of Thrones" with your kids
Monday: chocolate cake, baked by your daughter for no particular reason; a son who will rescue daddy-long-legs
Tuesday: sticking to your time-blocking schedule; giving blood; watching "Walker, Texas Ranger" with your mom
It's been a fast, up and down, roller coaster week. In other words, normal. So here's a random quote to finish up my post, just because I think it's beautiful.
I wish all of you lots of love...
"Love is watchful.
Sleeping, it does not slumber.
Wearied, it is not tired.
Pressed, it is not straitened.
Alarmed, it is not confused, but like a living flame, a burning torch, it forces its way upward and passes unharmed through every obstacle."
~Thomas a Kempis