Friday, September 25, 2009

Just another Day

September 24 - I truly want what you truly want--nothing different and nothing more. Don't you see that is my greatest gift to you? Page 166
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September 25 - Se the Divine in a baby who needs changing at 3 A.M....in a bill that needs paying by the first of the month. Recognize the hand of God in the illness that takes a spouse, the job that's lost, the child's fever, the parent's pain. Now we are talking saintliness. Page 115
Meditations from "Conversations with God - Book 1"
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Hi y'all. Well here I am for today. Wow, 2 days this week. Since my upgrade to Internet Explorer 8, my computer has just been so damned sluggish and the blogs were so cumbersome to navigate and then, God working in my life, U-verse arrived in my neighborhood. What a difference. My speed is so much better, the blog is still a bit cumbersome but doable. It's probably just "Operator Problem." Now I can get back to dropping by to more of you.
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As I've said before, I may not post everyday and I know that just drives some of you nuts and I've lost a couple more of my posse but I still visit them. But mostly, I have a small group of faithful posse out there and I thank all of you for being there. Your comments are all appreciated and are filled with love, understanding, and encouraging.
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Here is a little story of "God's taken Charge". I signed up for Uverse last Friday and it was scheduled for Thursday 9/25. t. So I checked my printout of the complete transaction and sure enough, the very helpful and knowledgeable Service Rep in the Philippines kept saying Thursday September 25. I never checked the calendar. So here I set up my schedule to be available for the installation between 1 - 3, rescheduled a dr. apt. and then went online at noon to verify if they were going to be on time . Page not found. So I followed the directions to get information and continually got invalid information. So I called and talked with a rep in the Philippines and she finally transferred me to a Tier 2 Rep (U.S. Based) as she could not get any info either. The local (U.S) rep finally got the info and confirmed my scheduled time to be Friday 9/25, 1-3 PM. I told her no It was Thursday the 25th. She confirmed Friday. I told her this really upset me because of the Thursday 9/25 from the rep on date of order and that I'd rescheduled DR apt. Now mind you, I remained calm and cool, the voice did not get shrill, etc. She then apologized again and I said well ATT could at least give me a bag of POPCORN for my inconvenience. She then said, One moment and I will connect you to Sales Relations. When the Sales Relations lady came on she laughing told me ATT did not keep POPCORN in stock and was very apologetic. She also told me she had listened to the original transaction script and that she had given me a six month credit of $20 per month starting in October. I told her that was overkill and I appreciated the gesture but I could not accept that in good conscience. She told me she could not undo it and to just accept it. I wonder if she knew page 449. HA. Anyway I got through that with the help of God, not losing my temper, and I consider the whole incident a spiritual experience. DAMNED - Sobriety just gets better.
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Tonight I have gratitude for:
  • God, my Higher Power
  • My Sobriety
  • Mamie, my OCD schnauzer
  • My Sponsor
  • Daily dose of spirituality
  • My mental state improvement
  • My eye improvement
  • Being sighted
  • Physical therapy to improve mobility - next Monday for 4 weeks.
  • That the next indicated thing puts itself in front of me when I am ready for it. (That's God working in my life)
  • All Y'all.

Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.

8 comments:

dAAve said...

Now you can afford that world cruise.

Steve E. said...

You can even take a couple friends with you on that world cruise.

Receive, and you shall give.

Prayer Girl said...

I'm happy with however many times you can blog.

God bless.

PG

M said...

thanks for reminding my all there is to be grateful for and that I only get what I can handle!

Syd said...

I have to say that my patience gets stretched at times dealing with customer service people. No service = no customers but they don't seem to understand that.

Akannie said...

Hiya, Honeybunch....

LOL at your story about the popcorn...you handled it all with grace and finesse...just like you.

Uverse??? Never heard of it here in Corntown...I have satellite and it is marginally good. Sigh...too many trees and no options out here though.

Love, Love, Love you!!!! Will keep Rosalie in my prayers, and you as well. Blessings on you both.

xoxoxoAnnie

Trailboss said...

Hey there sugar. Have you been over to my blog lately? Come see my (hopefully) baby I will adopt.

Steve E. said...

Zane, your post "Just Another Day" could soon ne changed to "Just Another year"!!

So how about letting us/me know what you're up to, a gratitude list for today maybe, or a rant or ramble. OK? Just sayin'

Inquiring Minds Want To KNOW!--grin!

Peace and LOVE