Tuesday, May 11, 2010

True friends

Tonight was my first speaking appointment since I have been here in Utah. It went well except for a couple of things. I had friends that were going to come, but didn't show up. I wasn't sure if it was because of the terrible weather that was coming down tonight? Or if it was too far to come,  or if something else came up at the last minute or a million other reasons?  No matter what the reason was, I was just missed them. 

I felt good about my whole presentation and  of course it wouldn't have been near the success, without my family's help in more than one area.It was a treat once again to meet such incredible women with such incredible stories. Life is hard and wonderful all at the same time.

My topic tonight was about how we take care of our spiritual gardens. I was very grateful that it wasn't about real gardens because I really don't have a green thumb. I even confessed my story about the Aloe Plant :) If you don't know that one, then  go back to the top of my blog and put Aloe Plant in the search engine. It's worth reading and it went over well!  :)

When my talk was over and we got back in the car, I turned my phone off vibrate and realized that I had 6 missed calls. I listened to the messages and became upset. Apparently many of my friends did try to come and were lost. The address that I had given them was one number off. How in the world could I have done that? Someone said " didn't you know it was the wrong address? " I guess that would have been true... if I lived here and knew the building and area, but I didn't so... I messed up and didn't even know it. I felt terrible and all I could do was say..." I am sorry" some how though, at times....that just doesn't seem like enough.

I realized what true friends they were to come out in that weather and continue looking and trying to find the right place. It reminded me of what is known as the Postal Service Oath or Motto..."Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds". Actually when I looked that up tonight I realized it that the U.S. Postal Service actually doesn't have an official slogan or oath, then it gave the information of why that saying got associated with them.  Another information that was wrong.

But sometimes, don't you wonder why certain things happen like they do?  Anyway, it is late. I hope my true friends that braved the elements tonight, will be blessed for their efforts and accept my humble apology. I am sorry, I missed them.

"The happiest business in all the world is that of making friends. And no investment on the street pays larger dividends. For life is more than stocks and bonds, and love than rate percent. And he who gives in friendship's name shall reap what he has."

"A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change."

"When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately.  It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm."  ~Dan Heist

Ok, I think I have found a quote for all that good and bad that happened tonight!  Good night dear friends and thanks again!

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