GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Some people actually love to be surprised. Me? Not so much.
Well, I guess on one hand, I can be...sorta. I mean, as a child, I never wanted to know ahead of time what Santa was bringing --or what Mommy and Daddy got me for my birthday-- before the actual big days. I wasn't one of those kids who secretly unwrapped presents or shook the stuffings out of them to decipher their contents in advance. #youknowwhoyouare
But, in the big scheme of things, I'm not all that much a fan of surprise.
-Parties: no, thank you. And I do mean thank you, but, no, please.
-Quizzes, Tests: um, not that they're an issue for me today per say but, hex no. The equivalent today would be a presentation that I haven't had time to properly prepare for before being thrown into it with no notice....grrr. I want to give it my best, not settle for the rest, ya know what I'm sayin'?
-Thrills and chills: as in, some creepy dude dressed as a clown rounding the dark corner of a haunted house? Oh HELL to the no. I love thrills that I can see and that I actively choose to partake in; think roller coasters.
-Guests: yes and no. Yes because I love my Peeps-all are welcome! But I do prefer a heads up only because I want the house to be clean and I want to have a feast laid out when y'all walk in the door, capisce?
-Goodbyes: I hate a sudden exit. Then again, I hate a long, drawn-out farewell. Okay, who am I kidding, I hate goodbyes period. If I'm bidding a loved one adieu, I'm going to cry either way. #happenseverytime Sue me.
So, plan accordingly; be prepared and hope that others do, too. But just in case, vacuum the floor and wipe down the table one last time before you leave the casa, you dig?
Mt 24:42a, 44 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Stay awake! For you do not know when the Son of Man will come. Gospel Lk 21:1-4 When Jesus looked up he saw some wealthy people putting their offerings into the treasury and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins. He said, "I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood."