Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. ~Author Unknown
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1. Last week I learned and relearned some things. ( Stems from never being too old to learn)
2. I learned there is no use trying to argue with an angry person ( Stems from their having already decided the way things are and that your guilty.)
3. I learned that my intent in writing a comment has no impact on how it is perceived. ( Stems from people reading comments from their perspective and not yours.)
4. I learned that all that you have been and are has no meaning if somebody wants to see you as doing something mean. ( Stems again from anger and this moment blotting everything else out.)
5. I learned that they way I perceive somebody’s blog entry may not be how they intended it to be perceived. ( Stems from my perceptions and personal pain)
6. I learned that people will see things in my blog for the day which weren’t intended and aren’t there. ( Stems from their perceptions and personal pain)
7. I learned that we are far too quick to judge the intent of others. ( Stems from those dang perceptions and personal pain. )\
8. I learned again it is good to have an honest friend that will cut through the bull of a personal pity party and kick you back to God’s grace. ( Stems from there not being many friends like that. Usually they feed the pity)
9. I learned that minutes on a treadmill or waiting for the time to get out of bed are longer than minutes watching a soap opera.( Stems from the way in which we perceive time. I hate long minutes)
10. I learned that moving to Neenah did not set us free from blizzards . ( Stems from the stupid hope we would have much less snow here than in the UP.)
11. I learned they close the mall in a blizzard. ( Stems from no customers I suppose.)
12. I learned how hard it is for an old man who has trouble standing without something to hold onto to wrap Christmas gifts. ( Stems from wrapping Betty’s while she was at Bible study)
13. I learned , by reading blogs, of a lot of wonderful things people are doing for people they don’t know as part of their Christmas celebration. ( Stems from Christmas bringing out the best in us)
14. I learned again that life is the real university and the people around you are the professors. ( Stems from the way things are.)
Mrs. Trumble awoke to find her town completely shut down. She couldn’t even get to her office . So she used her cell phone to call the man who drives the town plow. She told him that she was going to climb out the window and shovel out the back door of her garage so she could get her snowmobile out. Then she would come an get him to go to the town garage and together they would shovel enough to open the door and get the plow out. She then went looking for a window she could get out.
Befoore she could find one, however, the strangest thing happened. The snow began to swirl around and then it all moved like a cloud down the road through town and into the big vacant lot on the edge of town. When the swirrling was over, it took about an hour, the main roadways were clear, the tracks were clear, the main street was clear and people’s driveways were clear. Soon thereafter the power came back on. Sometimes it pays to live in Pigeon Falls.
Tommy UK was very tired from his morning exertions. He had moved with his special power tons of snow and the effort had exhausted him. He really wished his father was back and they could have done this together but he wan’t and so he did what he had to do alone. He went home and went to bed only to have his mother tell him it was time to go to school. That’s when he thought I should have left the school buried in snow. But he got up , had breakfast, and got dressed for school . That’s when the announcement came that the Consolidated High School which was not in Pigeon Falls was closed because of the blizzard. Tommy went back to bed.
Somewhere in Pigeon Falls a good mother is reading a book of nursery rhymes to her children.