Even with disappointing days, good things can come.
First, my son didn’t feed the not so stray cats this morning. When I went to feed them they came running. The kittens were so hungry they ignored my petting them. Before they had eaten enough to ease the hunger pains I had managed to pet four of them. I didn’t push it though as I don’t want to stress them out.
After I lost my job last year, I did sign up for unemployment because I was under the belief it was temporary. I had been told I would be called back and it would be as if nothing had happened. Picking right up where we left off, fully insured, full pay. But, that wasn’t true. After months of drawing, and renewing and trying to do the best I could, I came to the conclusion I had bought a lie. When I was offered a job, mom panicked so I gave up and took early retirement. Then tax time rolled around. When I was told what I owed, all I could do was shake my head. I knew I would owe, and when I realized how much unemployment I had drawn, I knew I was sunk. The guy that does my taxes filed them electronically and I was set to figure out how to pay that. Then Biden signed that saying that ten thousand two hundred was exempt. My tax guy told me to wait, not to pay the federal but to pay the state. So I did, finally he got the updated amount that I owed. Much less. I wrote the check and had it in the mail that day.
Recently I received a letter telling me I owed the IRS over twelve hundred dollars. Because they were going on the original tax filing. My tax guy wrote a letter, made a copy of my updated tax form and we mailed it to where they had to sign for it. Cost me seven dollars but if it kept me from owing twelve hundred I didn’t mind at all. Then all I could do was wait.
I received the letter today. I owe them nothing. My day became a whole lot better immediately.
Third I have had some amazing conversations today here on wordpress. Its amazing how different this site is, how everyone seems more in control of their thoughts and actions. Oh I know there are those who aren’t and that there are going to be those who have to show out and make life hard on others. The thing is, I haven’t had any issues and it seems that those who have, are fewer than other more ‘social’ sites. Maybe because so many here actually seek to be more coherent and mature.
One of the conversations today reminded me of how when we accept a blessing from others, we are actually allowing them to be blessed in the process. Which had me seeking out how to understand the upgrade process and what is involved. I think what I wish, is that I had someone here to help walk me through the process step by step so I can see and understand. There may be nothing to it, I may be making that mountain out of a molehill but that’s just me and that insecurity showing up and out.
Now here we are, the final day of the month slowly winding down. Tomorrow begins my birth month. And yes, I do recognize the entire month, because why not? As I approach yet another birthday, I like to recognize that I am still here, there is still something I need to be doing. Something left for me to accomplish.I try to acknowledge the many blessings I have been given. Try, to show thankfulness for each and every day.
This is encouraging to me as I have to deal with enormous debt too. I pray hard and I trust the Lord to bless us by opening ways for us. Being grateful for daily blessings help a lot.
God bless you and may you have a wonderful birthday. 😊
Thank you. When my husband died we were in a financial mess. I’ve worked hard to climb out and every time it looks good, something happens to put me back a few steps. I know though that God provides and I’ll be fine. It may just take longer.
Yes, it may take longer but God provides what we need daily.
Yes, He does indeed.
I don’t know how long you have been on WP, but you will find the sense of community here very strong. That’s how I perceive it. So many very nice, sincere people.
I’m not surprised that your employer didn’t call you which is sad to say. And the IRS is another joke in our government. They take our money and use it for things that I totally disagree with.
Stop paying, they have cells ready to deposit you in…
I started the blog then sort of well, I did, abandon it for a while. I’ll admit to having blogs all over the web..but I came back to this one for some reason and it has really been a different experience. But yes, I do agree with you, there is a very strong sense of community here.
There were probably several reasons they didn’t call me back. One being they had been trying to get rid of me for years. I don’t do the political games or kiss up or what ever one wants to call it. I also have some strong morals that kept me apart too. The list is long, though mom swears it was mostly because of my age which I’m sure didn’t help. Plus, if I’m not mistaken, they now have someone else doing the job I did for much less. All those lovely things..
That’s the American way today, isn’t it? Corporate America is disgusting. Your age shouldn’t be included, it’s illegal as far as I know.
Oh they would never admit to that, it was mom’s guess. But. I once had a former HR person tell me that I wouldn’t get promoted because I was a woman in a man’s world. The fact that it would have been my word against her’s and she was much higher in the playing field had me simply shaking my head at that highly illegal statement. But ya know, no proof? Didn’t happen.
We discussed that in today’s convo too!
I had a wonderful convo today. I pray my prop tax issue works out like your IRS issue (but it’s doubtful, less $$, and I’m aware I’ll prob lose the battle).
In the good convo we discussed that wp is the only sight where negative comments are not the norm. I only know 1 person who does it… and I generally ignore them. Otherwise, most comments are compassionate, supportive, encouraging, etc.
That fact has me spending much more time here than over on social networks where negative seems the norm. I do go to keep up with Jeep group events and see family photos, but this is much more peaceful and in many instances educational.
I hope your property tax issues work out more in your favor.
I’ve mostly abandoned fb and was never on any other sites for more than a few days. I pop back to fb about once a month, to connect with a peep or 2 who I only know that way, but I immediately disable the app when I’m done.
I do have people that I chat with but I doubt that anyone would notice should I suddenly fall off the face of face book..but that may be a good thing..
No one cared that I left, including me.
A lot of those there seem to be very self focused.
As it is with everywhere but here!
Post pandemic, it’s been hard for many people. Job related issues were certainly at the top.
I still wonder that country like America with so many resources & billionaire individuals is unable to provide job security. All that point towards one & only thing which is corruption.
Anyways, do enjoy your birthday & I’m really happy that, IRS thing went well.
I love WP community. Numerous great individuals shares & support many things wholeheartedly.
I think that part of what is going on now, is that due to the shut downs and free time, people have had the opportunity to realize priorities and their own desires and worth. The companies that mistreated and in varying ways mistreated employees are suffering because people aren’t going to allow themselves to be treated that way any longer. Thank you for your kind birthday wishes. Though many days away, I do look forward to it.
I’m sorry you lost your job.