I’ve had some interesting conversations recently. Yesterday, after a blinding and explosive episode with my vision, I was driven to the doctor by my daughter who was fortunately home from school. Turns out it was a cluster migraine, and nothing too sinister but I nearly blacked out. And I must admit it was scary.
The thing that amazed me while I was in the waiting room was the woman beside me who, out of the blue, struck up a conversation with me. Turns out she was a nurse and she seemed to know exactly what I was going through, in every respect. We chatted for what seemed like ages. We just clicked. When the doctor called me in I didn’t want to go. I just wanted to keep talking to her. Invite her for a coffee!
As it turned out the doctor (not my usual one) was useless. I wanted to run back and find my new friend. But she was gone. I’ll probably never see her again but she triggered a few questions that got me thinking.
Then today I rang up to query our car and camper van insurance. We have a few policies with the same company and they’re all due soon so I was ringing to see about possible extensions and/or reductions that could be made.
We have a mountain of bills right now but I’ve adopted a new attitude. Every time I pay one I give thanks. And try and stay grateful for what I have. And what we’re able to do in life.
We’re blessed to be able to travel. Maybe not all the time but fairly regularly.
Anyway the woman I spoke to about our insurance told me she works from home and before I knew it she’s telling me how the company is putting on staff and how great the work/life balance was. She told me her company had recently advertised vacancies online. As I’m currently looking for casual part time work it was a totally unexpected conversation to have, even if nothing comes of it.
Isn’t it strange how people can pop into our life, even just briefly, and make an impact. How the most random conversations can change our thinking. I can’t explain it but I feel as though the Universe is trying to propel me forward.
Today has been a strange day and my mood feels a bit melancholic. This morning it was cold and rainy, this afternoon the sky was a brilliant blue. I had breakfast with hubby before he flew to the other end of the country for work and so tonight, and the next week, the house will be quiet again.
But I’ll use the time to work on things. Myself. My writing and to plan for his birthday which is coming up soon. And maybe a future camping trip.
The good stuff and the not-so-good stuff … migraines, bills, the hard times and the stress, the mundane things that can bog us down … I’m convinced it’s there to make us stronger.
Whether good or not, whether it’s painful or annoying, I believe that everything that comes our way is for a reason. And keeps us moving forward.
I’m so grateful for all that I have in my life. And all that lies before me, as unknown as it all is. Peace of mind and a purposeful life, that’s what I wish for and I wish the same for you.
Stay safe and be at peace and may we all live with a mindful and grateful heart.
For Nurturing Thursday.