a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Thursday, September 8, 2016

in other news

So while I await what will happen (see last post), life goes on.  Thank you for all your kind words and prayers.  I dearly love you all.  We have such a great blogging community, don't we??  We might not meet face to face, but we are here for each other.  Thick and thin.  Good or bad.  Happy or sad.  We sit behind our keyboards, our smart phones, our tablets.  And we read, we comment, we pray, we worry, we laugh.  We are united.

A few of us are lucky and have met fellow bloggers.  I've met four and I've been richly blessed by meeting them face to face.  

I tell a "stranger" things I might not tell my own family.  I pour out my heart through the keyboard and you guys LOVE me and SUPPORT me and say you will be there for me and I know you will.

I love God's timing even when it doesn't make sense.  I got transferred to another account at work last week. I have to relearn things, different format, different terminology.  I have less time to stew and a lot of time to try to get it right and do what I'm supposed to do.  What was once effortless is a bit of a stretch now to produce what I need to produce.  It has made me focus less on what is going on and more on work production for the hours I'm "chained" to the keyboard.

Truly I am chained to it.  Paid production.  I must produce if I'm going to be paid.  Every time I take my hands off that keyboard during my shift, I'm losing money.  I don't take phone calls unless it is family members and then I limit my time on the calls unless it is an emergency.  I don't take other calls and door to door salesmen rarely get more than 3 words from me.  Though I did have a salesman the other day trying to sell solar and then had the audacity to look at his cell phone the whole time he was talking to me.  I don't think he's closing the deal with us..... Just saying......

In other news, life does go on and we will survive.  We will trust, we will wait in expectation.  We won't give up.

What is the alternative if we do?

I'm not sure I want to know what that is.

So amid the tears and the pain, we continue on.

Each and everyone of us.

Because that is what we do.

I love you all.

32 comments:

Bijoux said...

Hope things get better for you, Betty.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

After so many years with the same account I can imagine the difficulty you are experiencing. I had to adapt to many things on my last job that made me uncomfortable and I really struggled. Yes, one thing is for sure, no matter what we continue on because we have too. I really do live only one day at a time and sometimes one moment at a time. Each day brings with it it's on surprises. (((Hugs)))

Chatty Crone said...

Sometimes when we are in the same situation for a LONG time - you do start to wonder - but then that is when faith comes in.

Jo said...

Still hoping things get better for you Betty. Life is full of ups and downs isn't it?

joeh said...

It does help to keep busy.

Prayers to you.

Pat Hatt said...

Busy sure helps indeed, less time to stew. Fall down 9 times, get up 10. Have to keep on keeping on indeed. That was a rather pathetic salesmen too haha

Veronica Lee said...

Still praying that things get better for you. Sharing with you this hymn that always consoles me whenever life gets tough - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qirXlU7lQXA

(((hugs)))

Bobbi and Gracie said...

I love you Betty! You said it all perfectly!! I believe bloggers/social media/etc. learn to love from the inside out... words go right to the heart! I am thankful and truly blessed to call you friend. Hang in there and I will say to you what one of my customers says to me every time she is in... "I'll pray for you, you pray for me." There is nothing more powerful than the effectual, fervent prayer of our righteous friends... those who truly love God. Have a good rest of the week.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I do love how united the blog world is. I loved meeting you in person and hope to do it again. Sorry about that account change but keeping your mind busy is a good thing. Sending my love and prayers.....
Debby

Paula Kaye said...

I have to agreee with Pat, that we need to keep getting up! Even when it is the hardest thing we do everyday. I will keep praying and sending you good thoughts.
I cannot imagine a salesman that kept his eyes on the phone the entire time. But then I see my gandkids who do their chores with their phone in their hand. They think they might miss something. It is unbelievable what our society has become!

Liz A. said...

Sounds like this is the right time for a new account, then. Makes it easier for you not to focus on the worry.

Birgit said...

I just read your former post and now this. Sometimes work is the best medicine and the alternative is either to die or to stay in bed and let the negative win over which is something you don't want. You want to smell the flowers, hear laughter and read and enjoy the little moments. sometimes it is the little moments that get us through the day. There is a song that came into my head from the Musical Carousel by Rogers and Hammerstein and it's called "You'll Never Walk Alone". I hope you give it a listen because you are not alone.

Sharon said...

If it's not one thing, it's usually 20 others. So sorry for this time of difficulty, Betty. Prayers continue, and hoping that God keeps you strong, and brings His peace.

TARYTERRE said...

sorry I am late to the conversation. You still have the view out the window. And can take heart in knowing this 'too shall pass.' Change happens and we just got to roll with the punches.

Wendy said...

I read the previous post but got interrupted and failed to comment. I really think that you were in the right place at the right time to hear a powerful message from your preacher. That should bolster you through this time. I am sure it is difficult not to feel anxious. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mevely317 said...

What an incredibly sweet post! Love ya right back, dear Betty!

Saleslady371 said...

Thanks for the update, Betty, and I love you back too. It's a wonderful community indeed as we reach out to one another and share our hearts. We who write probably all do divulge more to one another than sitting across familiar ones using words. I'm thrilled you can feel our prayers.

jack69 said...

Yes, work is a great distract-er, especially in this case of learning a new client's needs and ways.
YES we do have a good community, and as I said, "You were there for me, and it was (and still is) a blessing.

Yes, the sun will shine again!
Love from here.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

And we all love you, Betty! You are one of my favourite bloggers and I'm so happy we found each other in this big, beautiful world of ours. Wishing you all the best!

Megan Whitson Lee said...

❤️

Ann Bennett said...

You know I wish you the best and that your job gets more productive with ease. I will keep you in my prayers.

Funny how you can say things about how you feel in a blog that would surprise those around you. I write things I would never discuss with people. It would be too boring. But somehow when I write them, maybe not.

Take care, Ann

Victoria Zigler said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been going through such a rough patch, and hope things improve for you.

I'm also sorry I've been away so long. I only lasted a little over a year not blogging (well,not blogging publicly) but it meant I lost touch with a lot of the people I considered friends among the blogging community. I've been blogging properly again for a couple of years now - yes at the same old blog address - but I lost touch with so many people that most of my old friends don't seem to have realized it. So, I'm making the effort to find old blogging friends and reconnect.

Tori

Victoria Zigler said...

P.S. if e-mailing a reply, please do so at keroberous2004@gmail.com

lyndagrace said...

Ah, I just read this post. I went back to read the other. I am sorry that you are having such a difficult time. I agree with you about blogging and posting. It truly does provide an outlet and our community offers much comfort.
Although you and I have not met in person, your generous spirit always shines through. That's why I know you will be able to handle whatever life brings.

Robyn Proctor said...

I'm so sorry that you're going through bad times. I'll be praying, Betty!

IntenseGuy said...

Along the lines of the "songs"...

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses

(Chorus)
And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing

I'd stay in the garden with Him
'Tho the night around me be falling
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.

Chin up - and hugs -

Big Mark 243 said...

...my heart aches for you Betty... I hope with all of my being that things fall in your favor....

Elizabeth said...

The blogging community is awesome! You have been such a faithful follower on my blog and I love to read your comments, and I hate it when miss reading your blog posts during those offline weeks I have sometimes. I have been keeping your situation in my prayers! I hope you get used to your work changes quickly!

DMS said...

Sending more hugs! You are right- I love the blogging community. I feel so close to the friends I have made around the world. So glad we all cheer each other on and truly care about each other.

Your new job sounds like a challenge- but it also sounds like it will keep your mind off of the things you are worried about. Hope you learn the ropes quickly.

Hugs~
~Jess

Linda said...

Trusting in the Lord, whatever "interesting" things come our way! Take care! Thinking of you!

Kat said...

Continued prayers for you, Betty!

The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

Well, the new account had at least one perk, didn't it? Not stewing is a good thing! Soon, it will be just as familiar as your past ones.

I believe if a salesman came to my door and continually looked at his cell phone, I'd shut the door and that would be that!

Betty...you are a most loyal friend...and very loved!