GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I have this pal named Monnie...not to be confused with my canine child by the same name.
Anyway, the Monnie who DOESN'T shed her hair on my pants or slobber all over my sweater when I greet her; man, she is an eagle-eye.
What I mean to say is, I met Monnie many years ago when we were both writing for the same local newspaper. And I knew immediately that she was likable, affable, kind, quick, funny, a gifted writer and a wicked-accurate proof reader.
Did I mention she's an award-winning photographer, too? Just sayin'. You'll want to check her really cool pictures out sometime at http://photosbymonnie.zenfolio.com/
Anywho, as I've been thinking about my sweet buddy, I am recalling how, out of the goodness of her heart, she used to proof my humor column for me every week when I was Y-103's "Hairband Mom." Monnie always caught a glitch (or five) and fixed it for me. Every week. #thanksforsavingmefrommyself
That's when it hit me. Wouldn't it be awesome to have someone eyeballing your whole life for you? You know, someone who can see things from the outside that you cannot because your just too close to them? (See what I did there?) Somebody who could correct a misstep before you make it? Just imagine:
Stop, Patty! You're missing that car in your blind spot to your right; don't change lanes yet. Or,
Leave within the next four minutes Patty! And you can get to the post office before it closes. Or,
Watch your step, Patty! There is a humongous mud pit two feet to your left, yo!
Either way, thanks Monnie, for being a dear pal and great spot-checker. And thanks, fur Monnie, for being so unconditionally loving, albeit sloppily. At the end of the day, all we really want is someone looking out for us and giving us lots of hugs and support and such, right? My Monnies certainly help in those categories.
Now get out there and be someone's Monnie, Capsice?
Ps 124:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8 R. (8a) Our help is in the name of the Lord. Had not the LORD been with us, let Israel say, had not the LORD been with us– When men rose up against us, then would they have swallowed us alive; When their fury was inflamed against us. Then would the waters have overwhelmed us; The torrent would have swept over us; over us then would have swept the raging waters. Blessed be the LORD, who did not leave us a prey to their teeth. We were rescued like a bird from the fowlers' snare; Broken was the snare, and we were freed. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Alleluia Mt 24:42a, 44 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Stay awake! For you do not know when the Son of Man will come.