Sweet, I felt like I was in a food coma. If you visit the city, you must try their Red Velvet cupcake and their Dark Chocolate cupcake. Too die for!
I experienced my first crackling fire of the season this weekend. What is it about a cozy fire that creates such a beautiful, romantic and relaxing ambiance? As the flames flicker and swirl around, you can almost hear them saying, "You are safe, I'll keep you warm and give you comfort."
An acquaintance I know came into work. We were swamped that day. As I was checking her out, she (inappropriately), began saying how bad she felt for me last year when I was going through such a tough time.
I tried to keep her on track because I had no interest in getting into all the dark stuff that had happened. Especially with a line of impatient shoppers behind her.
She didn't get the hint. She continued: "I should have sent a card or something."
Me: "I'm good now thank you. Truly. I'm in a great place."
As she was leaving she said, "You look terrific considering everything you've been through."
Me: "Thank you," (insert big smile), "Like I said, I'm in a great place. Thanks for your concern, but I'm truly happy." What I wanted to say was, "Thank you, don't let the door hit you on your way out."
Some people just don't get it. They think how could she be happy? She lost her house, she got divorced, etc. etc.
I'll tell you how. Throughout it all, even on the darkest of day, I always believed that this is not what God has in store for me. Would I want to go through it again? Hell no, but I did, and it taught me how strong I am. It strengthened my faith, and made me appreciate what is important. Nothing is taken for granted.
Cupcakes are sweeter, friends will never be taken for granted, music is savored, and every blessing is acknowledged.
God does allow struggles. Sometimes it's so we can find out what we are really made of and what is truly important in our lives.
How do you deal with clueless people? xoxo