Since I am a lunatic with three businesses, I do have to have some get up and go and a desire to learn how to get it done myself. Otherwise, all the meager earnings I have pooled together would go to someone else. In this economy, that is just not doable!
To simplify I have created a list of the varied (and yes, they are sooooo varied) things I love to do and some that I have to do. The list is in no particular order, just things that come to mind as I think... (ooooh! Here is a dark and scary trip into how my mind works....)
I have learned to:
- give a newborn foal it's meds and an enema to help it pass it's meconium
open the amniotic sacs around puppies that just need a little help
calculate how much feed will be needed for the month
operate three businesses at once and do all the bookwork
emboss a little color into a card that seems just a little flat
listen when my kids come to speak directly to me
discern a lie from the truth by looking in a person's eyes
forgive when it isn't convenient or even on my list of desires
let it go (this is a work in progress...)
crochet an afghan when I can't find one I want ready-made
care for a Bearded Dragon including fecal samples to the vet
comfort a child over two dead bunnies killed by dogs
build simple websites for all businesses to succeed in this information age
speak volumes without saying a word
read the instructions.... There's great stuff in there!
bake gluten free
be flexible with my time when everyone wants a piece of me
make the best martinis suited to any kind of conversation, from Dirty Birds to Screaming Grape Apes
listen to that still small voice when it gives me a word of wisdom
pass on that word of wisdom, if I am supposed to
read my Bible when it gets too tough
drive a truck and trailer to the vet with a sick horse, praying the entire way that I'm wrong
hold my tongue when my opinion is not solicited
use Calligraphy to my advantage
count on Hubby as my best friend and confidant
speak the truth, even when it isn't comfortable
grow tomatoes on the porch in a container
lead a Bible Study, feeling extremely ill equipped but relying on God the entire time!
use Skype to keep from falling off the grid
be thankful - no matter what the storm
Of course, that is not a list in toto - but it's a start. I do a lot of different things and have figured out that if I hadn't married Hubby, I would probably have never stepped out of the box. He pushes me. He encourages me. He doesn't let me give up and he tells me when I got it wrong. He is absolutely my very bestest friend. I have great girlfriends, ones that don't let me fake it. But Hubby is a treasure given by God.
I have enjoyed this time. The Secrets are a very revealing walk, if you let them be. I am not a comedian like Spudballoo, I am not educated like Julochka, I cannot come close to Extranjera. But I am me, and I am truly enjoying this task. Thanks so much, Spud for sparking my interest! It is a wonderful trip!