OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR EXPECTATIONS!

HOPE IT’S SOMETHING YOU WANT

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

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49 thoughts on “OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

  1. Mm, thought provoking pic and words today Deb. Well,my car survived today and I expect it will survive tomorrow on the first day of the new job. So, here’s hoping! πŸ’•πŸš™ Hope you’re enjoying a lovely Sunday as mine winds down. Big hugs to you my lovely friend xo

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    • Good evening (morning here) my sweet friend. That’s wonderful news about your car. I expect it will do just fine tomorrow too…just as you will! You probably won’t get much sleep tonight with all the expectations of the new job, but just know that there’s nothing to worry about and worry is just wasting your time while you could be concentrating on the positive. You’ll be your usual fabulous self, I have no doubt!! Warm, calming hugs to you my dear one. Sleep well as, all is well! xoxo πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you for your lovely calming words. As it happens I’ve just woken up, it’s early Monday morning and I’m quickly checking emails etc before the day begins. I slept ok, had a weird somewhat symbolic dream that I still remember but all in all feel pretty calm. You’re right, worry serves no purpose (though I still succumb to it!) but I’ll be fine. Hope you’re enjoying a relaxing Sunday night there Deb. Big hugs to you my lovely friend xo

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    • I’ve been thinking about you all day, thinking she’s sleeping now, hope she sleeps well. I had a lot of confidence that all in all you’d be okay. Yeah we all succumb to worry no matter how much self-talk we may have. I was busy doing bookkeeping work for my CPA friend. I always do some side work for him during tax season. I know your day is going just fine!! It will be nice to get the “first” day over with though and you’ll really sleep well tonight!! Interesting on the symbolic dream. Big hugs and warm smiles to you my sweet friend!! xoxo By the time you read this you’ll have finished your first day…yay. πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Deb, I’m home and so glad to be here! Good to get the first day over with and I’ll be honest, I wish I could say it was great but it was hard, in fact it was completely overwhelming in so many ways. I knew it wouldn’t be easy but I never expected so much information overload. Tomorrow I’m on my own, reading procedures apparently, and then Wednesday supposedly I’ll be thrown in at the deep end. 😟 Oh well, I guess I take it one day at a time and just do my best. That’s really all I can do. Hope all’s well with you my lovely friend. Big hugs xo

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    • You gone from one extreme to another. Spending the day at your pace vs. the work pace. There is always so much to learn in the beginning, information overload for sure. It will take time and trust your instincts. If they tell you it’s not for you then that’s OK it’s not for you. Not everything is. Enjoy your dinner, wine and put your feet up and relax. Let today go and see what tomorrow brings. It’s only a job, right? Hey guess your car worked ok, there’s good news! Soothing hugs my weary friend. xoxo 😚

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    • Your hugs are so gratefully accepted Deb. πŸ’• I’m feeling the stresses ease now as the night draws to an end and my hub and son have been so wonderfully supportive. Yes, tomorrow is a new day, what will be will be … each day is another chance to learn more and prove myself. I love your very accepting perspective. Thank you so much. I hope you have a beautiful Monday. xo

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    • Don’t you worry, I have lots and lots of hugs to give…an infinite amount as a matter of fact!! Here’s to Day Two. Let’s give it 30 days and if it’s not what you thought it would be well than no need to try to make it be. Listen to me, like I’m in charge…ha! You do whatever you damn well please Miri…if you love it you love it, if you don’t, look at what you got to experience. Without contrast we wouldn’t know what we do want!! Thank you, my Monday flowed along pretty well. I’m in the opposite position of you…I’m aligning myself with staying home. I want the freedom to spend my days as I choose and not work anymore. Looks like we both have some aligning to do. Hope today was an improvement over yesterday!! Really big hugs… xoxo πŸ™‚

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    • As usual you’re right Deb, without contrast we wouldn’t know what we want. Survived day two but the boss wasn’t there and all I did was read, so no real training done today but I did meet a few other nice people who work in offices nearby so that was a bonus. I figure if I just focus on the positives every day it has to get just a little bit better. Tomorrow I’ll no doubt be thrown in at the deep end but I’ll just hang on and go with the flow. 30 days you reckon? Okay, it’s a deal, I’m appointing you my official Life Coach in the Employment department. Check in with me in a month and hopefully things will be better. If not, well I’ll decide then. Big hugs Deb and hope you’re adjusting to home life and that your personal home alignment goes smoothly too. Why does that have such a comforting sound to it? xo

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    • You know what’s interesting, often when there is something that I initially dislike even greatly dislike, I end up loving. This may be what will happen for you. Yes I believe that 30 days is giving it a fair chance you should know by then how you feel about it. Thanks

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    • Yes, we’ll see. Time will tell!

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    • That was not supposed to be sent yet!! Thanks for the official appointment, I’ll do my very best. As far as me, it sounds like you may have misunderstood me or maybe I you. I am working but want to stay home so I’m creating my own reality and imagining how wonderful it will be to stay home. It does have such a comforting sound doesn’t it. Now you see why I’m aligning with it. Here’s to both of our focus’!! Sweet dreams, Hugs goodnight!! xo 😴

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    • Oh Deb, I was a bit confused because I thought you were working but your words sounded otherwise. Now I understand, sigh, and I get where you’re coming from. And I agree entirely, here’s to both of us achieving what we focus on. Hugs dear friend. x πŸ™‚

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    • I’m always trying to figure out what time it is there, I think you are around 16 hours ahead of me. It is 6:47 pm right now. I’m guessing it’s almost 11 am there. I hope today is going better than anticipated!! Ok since I am officially your Life Coach in Employment (hee hee) I have a homework assignment for you. Tonight when you have your glass of wine and put your feet up, grab paper and pen and make a list of what you like about the new job and another list of what you don’t like. Then each night when you have your wine or sit and rest, take the list, review it, and update it. Perhaps you will want to add to it, remove items from it, move items from one list to the other, do that for the 30 day period and see how it evolves. This should be interesting. Warm hugs and a shoulder rub!! Release that tension… xo

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    • What a great idea Deb, my wonderful Life Coach in Employment. In fact I’ve already done my homework for tonight. And I’ll keep doing it for the next month. You’re right, it should be interesting. I’ve decided I’m going to treat this job as though it’s casual. Every time I go in I’m getting paid so that’s a bonus and every day I survive is a day I’ve hopefully learned something new. πŸ™‚ Yes, think we’re 16 hours in front of you. It’s now 6pm here and Doug’s cooking dinner tonight, yay, I’m off duty! πŸ™‚ Big hugs to you Deb. xo

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    • Good evening Miri!! So we’re 15 hours apart, it’s almost 7 am now.

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    • Ah yes, I never was great with maths! It’s 10pm here and I’m nearly ready for bed I’m so tired. Have a wonderful Wednesday Deb. xo

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    • That’s all I do all day, work with numbers!! Thanks Miri. That tiredness will go away, it takes time to get back into “full-time ” shape. Rest well. xo

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    • Thanks Deb, I will! xo

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    • Don’t forget your homework, more importantly, don’t forget that glass of wine!! xo

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    • Ugh, again that was not supposed to go yet. I do that when I’m on my phone. So how was Day 3? I think writing the list will be interesting too. We’ll done Doug, give him a pat on the back too, πŸ˜‰ I’ll be curious to see if your words change, like from survive to something more positive. Well relax now and enjoy. I have to hop in the shower and get ready for work. Big hugs my wicked sweet sister!! xo. ❀

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    • And super big hugs back to you Deb as you start your Wednesday. Lots of challenges today, too much to write here, but trying ever so hard to embrace them all. Time will tell how I’ll be feeling but for now all I can think of is bed. πŸ’€ Take care Deb. xo

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    • Well all you can do is give yourself a fair shake and if it’s not what you hoped it would be then it’s not and you need to move on to something that is. There’s no way to know of something until you try it. Not all things are what they seem. And that’s ok. With all the inspiring and beautiful posts that you write there’s a spot for you somewhere, we may just have to keep looking for it. I love your attitude, listen to your inner you and trust in what it’s telling you. You are now in Day 4 only 1 more to go and the week’s over!! Hey now look how fast that went by. Seriously though, you’ve got to love it or it’s not worth it and it stinks to get up everyday hating to walk out that door and go to someplace you don’t want to be. Hope your day was encouraging and we’ll talk! Oh loved the super big hugs thanks for that!!! Here are some jumbo hugs for you…xo πŸ™‚

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    • Hello once again Deb, what caring and wise words you’ve written here. Day four is over and I’m home and utterly exhausted, which is crazy because I actually did very little. She has no clue how to train me and she’s already said some things that have made me turn up my toes. I will keep trying but she’s very unapproachable and dare I say it, quite arrogant so even asking questions is intimidating. I’m trying so hard to be positive but it’s proving to be hard. Oh well, as you said, I’ll just have to trust my instincts and hope for the best and give it a fair shake. Rome wasn’t built in a day, who knows, maybe things will magically gel for me. 😏 Thanks for your support lovely lady. I’ll get onto my homework later. Big big hugs to you xo

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    • Oh no Miri that’s awful. OK as your LCOE here’s my suggestion. First, we have no clue as to her horrid disposition and perhaps we would be horrified if we knew. Do you have anymore sunflowers, if so cut a few, grab a vase if you have one to spare and bring them in. Give them to her and say I thought you might enjoy these. Second mentally send blessings her way and finally see her in your mind as you wished she would be. If none of that helps, quit! Do not let someone treat you rudely no matter what’s happening in their world, that’s not ok. Don’t be afraid of her, just shower her with compassion and kindness, she’ll have to cave. Have a restful evening and enjoy your family. Give Harry a hug from me. Super big hugs to you. Gotta go. xoxo

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    • Unfortunately I don’t have any more sunflowers (they were given to me) 🌻 but I’ll keep being nice to her. I spoke to Doug tonight and during the course of the conversation realised that I’ve been looking at this all wrong. They hired me, if they want to keep me they need to train me as they said they would. Otherwise I’m no good to them. It’s not my problem. So that’s how I’m feeling tonight. Whether it lasts I’m not sure. Anyway, I appreciate your kind thoughts. Thank you my LCOE. Hugs dear friend and have a good day. xo

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    • Oh I just assumed that you cut the sunflowers down from outside in your yard. But what a sweet gift. If you have the opportunity to work or not work, and this is not turning out as you expected it to be you are absolutely right. Perhaps that’s why the position was open in the first place. No need wasting your time or theirs if they don’t have the right person to teach you. I think you should takeover that person’s job because if you quit due to her inaptitude what a loss for that company!! It might just be that this isn’t the one and you’ll just keep looking til the right one comes along. Hugs to you my wonderful, sweet oh yes and wicked friend!! Hope Day Five is going better…the good news is IT’S Friday!!! xoxo

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    • Yay! I just replied on a different comment but I’ll say it again. Yay it’s Friday! 😊 And surprisingly today was actually ok. For the first time all week I left with a glimmer of hope. So, I’ll do my homework tonight, then have my glass of wine and start my weekend off. It’s been a long time since I’ve looked forward to a weekend like this! Big hugs to you Deb and a huge thank you for helping me get through this week. Honestly, your words of encouragement have really keep me going. Lots of love and big hugs as you go about your Friday. I hope it’s a good one leading into an even better weekend. xo πŸ’•

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    • Oh yay, so so happy for the glimmer!! Let’s hope it becomes a great big bright shining light and you need to wear sunglasses! Ha. Have a wonderful evening, enjoy your wine, hubby and homework. Yes you have now joined the TGIF club once again. Warm hugs and thanks for mine. xo. ❣

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    • I hope it becomes a bright light too Deb. πŸ’₯ I guess I’ll just keep on taking it one day at a time. But for the moment, yes TGIF. And for you too dear friend. Big hugs xo

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    • Oh, and I forgot to say, thanks for the shoulder rub. Bliss! xo

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    • You’re most welcome! xo

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  2. Still laughing after seeing an amusing French film called ‘A man and his cow’. Highly recommended.

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  3. I am grateful to have walked the dog in the sun πŸ€—β€οΈ

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  4. Good morning, Deb! I’m grateful to wake up well-rested.

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  5. That’s true! We usually get what we expect so expect good things! Good morning Deb! I hope your day is magnificent! ((HUGS!!)) xoxoxo

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