You know how sometimes you wake up in the morning, with a little tune playing in your head?! Happens to me quite often … sometimes it’s the American Anthem (?!). This particular time, it was an old song from 1971 with Rod Stewart — hadn’t thought about it in ages, but there it was … humming away in my mind that morning. Later that day, we went out grocery shopping and what do I hear as background music in the store if not this song?! Weird stuff…
This post has been sitting in my drafts folder since that day, and I see now it was February 24th. I didn’t think about it then, but I think about it now … that’s a significant date because I got married on that date … the first time. Guess I had some kind of reason to believe that day.
A friend and I … an «online buddy», we’ve never met, have an ongoing email correspondence that we’ve had for years. It’s like I know her. Just last night we were on the subject of ‘giving people the benefit of a doubt’ … a second chance … to believe in them again, when they tell us «they’ve changed!». I wrote I like to give people the benefit of a doubt, as that has been given to me, myself, so many times over the years. We pretty much agreed on that, except for the ones who have used up all the benefits. I have a few of those too.
That could easily lead me into the subject of forgiveness — I have a hard time forgiving, but I’m working on it. I want forgiveness myself for all ills I’ve done in my life, so I better return the courtesy. That’s how far I’ll go with that today … this was supposed to be a quick little blog 🙂
Another thing, on a different note, that struck me while writing email last night, is how easily the words flow when you’re writing to someone you know. It used to be easy writing here too, but I find the longer I’ve been blogging, the longer it takes to write up a simple post like this.