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.