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Heart Rocks

Monday, October 21, 2013

Well, the meeting came and went. I really wasn't surprised when The Rat didn't show up. But I was surprised - and highly disappointed - that the other Block Captain didn't show up. We had several new people show up and it was a good meeting nonetheless.

After everyone left, I had a knot in the pit of my stomach. I went outside and walked around in the sunshine, trying to collect my thoughts. All kinds of things went through my head. Emotions can play havoc and I am determined to not let this send me into a tailspin.

When I was a kid and stuff like this happened to me, my dad would say "Count your blessings."

So, I took a deep breath. Exhaled . . . and began to do just that.

As I began to take my next step, I looked down at the ground and saw a rock shaped like a heart. When I bent down to pick it up, I saw another heart rock. Okay, that's a coincidence. Then there was another one. And another one. Within 10 feet, I had picked up 10 very nice heart rocks!

By this time, I was smiling ear to ear. . . . almost giggling. "Thanks, Dad!"

(For years, I've collected rocks that are shaped like hearts. I've found more heart rocks on our 5 acres than I have anywhere else . . . . so much so that we call our little spot of heaven in the woods "Heart Rock Acres".)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SOFTLYOPTIMIST 10/22/2013 5:31PM

    Love the heart stones. I think your Dad was sending you hugs. emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 10/22/2013 2:35PM

    What an awesome experience! Wow! Definitely someone is looking out for you! Receive that love with more love! YOU GO GIRL!!!

Btw -- I love the name of your place..... emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 10/22/2013 2:27PM

    Sometimes, when you are headed in the right direction, the universe responds with a resounding YES! What a gorgeous miracle.

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FUNLOVEN 10/22/2013 10:05AM

    Heart Rock Acres - I love it!

I can imagine the thoughts that were whirling around in your head after the meeting. But the meeting went well despite their absence so perhaps it is all a blessing in disguise after all.

I know that sometimes we use blogging to try and get ride of negative thoughts, but despite the blog they just keep creeping back in somehow. Hold on to those Hearts! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 10/22/2013 9:20AM

    I just love the heart shaped rocks. That is so sweet.

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SMITTY4RL 10/22/2013 7:31AM

    Aw, this is so cool!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 10/21/2013 9:44PM

    Awesome. I would say you had a message that spoke to your heart. My gram leaves me pennies and sometimes her or my dad will tip their picture on the wall. We get very unexpected messages all the time and just have to notice them.
What a great day it turned out for you. Namaste, Pam

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WALLAHALLA 10/21/2013 9:35PM

    God does work in mysterious ways. I love it that He is so creative in the ways he changes our mindset.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/21/2013 8:25PM

    OH my gosh1!!!! My brother passed in 1982 @ age 27 . . . on his birthday . . . suddenly. Very traumatic. But his way of talking is leaving pennies! OMG, sometimes it is just so unexpected.

I absolutely love the rocks! That is awesome and your Dad is definitely blessing you.

Glad you had a good meeting. Glad you didn't have to release the monkies. I LOVE that poster.


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FIT4MEIN2013 10/21/2013 8:15PM

    Goosebumps! emoticon

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GWTRIKER 10/21/2013 8:05PM

    What a nice thing to call your place! Love the story.

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BIGPAWSUP 10/21/2013 7:58PM

    Awesome! That is how to handle things. I'm so proud of you.

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MARITIMER3 10/21/2013 7:53PM

    Love the heart. Rocks. I'll start looking for them too.

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MATTEROFHEART 10/21/2013 7:51PM

    Aww....what a precious gift you received today!

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TRESSWANN 10/21/2013 7:46PM

    Excellent! And it was a good meeting, see? It's hard but it gets easier and you have the hearts

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2BDYNAMIC 10/21/2013 7:30PM

    How awesome you turned this occasion into something positive! For which your Dad would be proud, I'm sure ......... emoticon

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GABY1948 10/21/2013 7:24PM

    Glad you had such a nice ending to your day!

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