|COURAGE is reclaiming your life after devastating events rob you of your confidence and self-esteem. It is facing tomorrow with a firm resolve to reach deep within yourself to find another strength, another talent. … It is taking yourself to another level of your own existence where you are once again whole, complete, confident.”— Catherine Britton|
i wanted to start this day with a quote… i read this just about every morning. a dear friend sent this to me a while back, shortly after the MS diagnosis. that friend is celebrating her birthday today… she is a such a blessed person… and she has sent me so many encouraging and uplifting thoughts/words over the past year. she is a survivor of breast cancer… she is one of the most strong, courageous and beautiful women i have been honored to know…
so monday… i was sitting at work minding my own business… it was a monday in most senses of the word… nothing spectacular, just a monday… you know what i mean. so i’m sitting at my desk, reading an audit report… nothing physically active or exuberant… all of the sudden there was a
and then the next thing i knew i was being STABBED! yes stabbed… just under my blessings … a very uncomfortable sensation if i must say so…
i reach into the abyss that is created by my blessings to figure out what the hell is stabbing me so persistently… stab stab stab!! with every breath stab stab stab! it was if the blessings were pissed off and trying to kill me… i’m not kidding!
into the abyss, blindly my hand begins fumbling around… and all of the sudden now my hand is being stabbed! attacked by the unknown suspect…. leaving red marks and scrapping the skin… attempting to draw blood…
what i found was that the ever so flimsy wires used to accommodate the blessings had snapped in two…. and the ends of the wire had worked its way through the fabric and was stabbing me … my favorite boulder holder had failed me!
now i have to wonder… with the size of the boulder holder one would have to assume a certain weight that is being supported…. the larger, the heavier…. so why in the world do they not use something a bit more sturdy in the, um, larger sized boulder holders?
i’m thinking like a shelf bracket on each side….