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When you meet an angel unaware it's SO refreshing! :-))

Saturday, November 09, 2013

emoticon Hi there my darling sparksters!

We are going into our 3rd year with our little consignment biz and (knock wood) the customers seem to be getting nicer. Or...maybe I'm being nicer and they are responding! emoticon

I met the sweetest lady the other day. First of all she said she had selected our consignment biz strictly based on my web site...woo hoo...I did my own! emoticon Soooo it's always nice to meet someone who drops you a compliment isn't it?

She brought in pictures of some really beautiful furniture (Drexel Heritage...good stuff) that she wanted to consign.

Being the naturally curious type I asked her why she was wanting to get rid of such gorgeous stuff and she explained that her husband had just gone into a wheel chair and she had too much stuff for him to easily navigate through their small condo.

This made me sad...but she took it with such a positive and cheery disposition that I too soon felt happier and cheerier just being in her presence.

She remained this perky upbeat joking positive lady throughout my visit to her place...she has LOTS of STUFF! And then through the pick up of the furniture and she had a BOAT LOAD of work in cleaning out all of the drawers, hiring a handyman to get the stuff out into the main area of her home and getting pictures down off of walls and dusting etc. etc.

I thought to myself how people's attitudes make ALL the difference in how they approach life. AND their attitudes make all the difference in how people react to them in life.

I found myself bending over backward to help this sweet little soul...not because she guilted me into it in ANY way...but because she was such a happy little trooper that she deserved it in EVERY way.

I'm going to remember this reap what you sow. When I'm snarky or out of sorts I have absolutely NO reason to be. I have a perfectly healthy husband who is strong and ambulatory. She does not. What reason do I ever have to be less than happy and satisfied with all of the blessings that have been bestowed on me? She reminded me of this...I call her Patricia...the angel unaware! emoticon

I might just share this story with her...she should know what a walking talking inspiration she is don't you think?

I'll be posting the pics of all of her uber cool stuff shortly...I hope I can sell it for a good price and then I'm going to go back over to her place and help her arrange and place any smaller pieces of furniture she gets.

I do this because it makes me happy, she lives her life in such an upbeat way you just want to reward her in some small little way.

My back has been getting better, I've gone to three sessions with my hubs chiropractor..but then I'll lift something to help someone load it into their vehicle and tweak it and get a set back. It may be the way it is for a while but I'm no where near the pain that I suffered while we were on vacation.

Thank you to a very sweet and wonderful Sparky friend Tisisquaudi for your care and comfort in sending me a fab blend of mineral salts for relaxing soaks for my sore back in our tub at night and a perfectly blended pain relief oil that hits the spot beautifully. She did this because she is a loving and caring friend and exactly the reason that we all love our sparky friends so VERY much! emoticon Thanks sweet Carol...the good of the universe will come back and reward you ten fold! emoticon

That's my Saturday blog and I'm stickin' to it! Give emoticon Get emoticon

Go out there and make someone's life happier for having been in it! emoticon

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2ABBYNORMAL 11/16/2013 11:59PM

    This was a wonderful story!

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MEOWMAMA3 11/12/2013 8:52PM

    Thanks for the sunshine! emoticon
Glad your business is holding steady and allowing you to do what you love to do.

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NEWFLABULESS 11/12/2013 9:36AM

    So sweet and thanks for sharing. You definitely get more with sugar or honey than sour grapes!

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ADRIENALINE 11/11/2013 12:37PM

    Great blog. Thanks sweetie!

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AWESOMECHELZ 11/11/2013 7:52AM

    A very positive blog, my friend! Living in Florida has taught me to learn from these wonderful elderly people with such positive attitudes about life no matter what their problems. Thanks for sharing since it lifted my day. emoticon emoticon

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JSTETSER 11/11/2013 6:25AM

    Thank you for the positive post.
I just had a minor setback of my own..I will learn a lesson, and put a positive spin on it.
I am so glad that I read your post today.
You really are Florida Sunshine!

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SNOWYOGA 11/10/2013 9:03PM


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FIT4MEIN2013 11/10/2013 3:41PM

    I got goosebumps from this blog. I love it when God blesses us with His angels and it is always when we need it most.

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BIGPAWSUP 11/10/2013 1:46PM

    You are such a blessing to others that you deserve to attract a few to you.

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JAZZEJR 11/10/2013 10:53AM

    Beautiful! And I say, It takes an angel to recognize one. emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/10/2013 8:51AM

    What a positive blog and you are doing everything just right for this dear lady. Hope the pieces you select sell like hotcakes. HUGS!

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GRACEOMALLEY 11/10/2013 1:26AM

    So glad you met this woman and were able to see what was before you in her spirit. Reminds me of "I complained I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet." So much of life is about the perspective with which you view the events, isn't it?
Glad your back is feeling better.

Comment edited on: 11/10/2013 1:27:42 AM

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OLDERDANDRT 11/9/2013 9:33PM

    You are just the sweetest !!! Spark on!! ((HUGS))

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    That is so sweet and a very nice blog. I think you should tell the lady. Who knows, you might make her day too!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/9/2013 7:28PM

    What a beautiful blog. Definately makes you think about your attitude.

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HEALTHY4ME 11/9/2013 1:15PM

    Awesome little lady1! Glad she came into your life! HUGS

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LASARRE 11/9/2013 12:43PM

    Wow, what a great blog! emoticon

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SPARKLINGME176 11/9/2013 11:22AM

    We ARE so blessed, thank you for recognizing just how blessed we are! Your enthusiasm jumps off the page!

I'm still in hollywood, helping My friend. She is doing great, doctor surprised at how well she is going! She arid it is all the light we are sending her ! She doesn't really believe, but she is learning now !

Love you!

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NEELIXNKES 11/9/2013 10:16AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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GOING-STRONG 11/9/2013 9:30AM

    Wow... what a sweet lady. It does really make you stop and remember to count your blessings. It also reminds me that no matter what life throws at you we shouldn't let it rob us of our personal happiness. That comes from within and is a choice we make. Have a wonderful week-end my beautiful sparky friend.

Hugs, Rhonda


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AUNTB63 11/9/2013 8:32AM

    I truly liked this blog. I have come across a few people who seem to have it a lot worse than I and are "happy campers" despite their trials. I too come away with a new out look on my life. If we pass these feelings along to others we will make a difference one person at a time in this world of ours. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 11/9/2013 8:00AM


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SHERYLP461 11/9/2013 7:48AM

    What a wonderful person your angel.

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GOLFGMA 11/9/2013 7:40AM

    What a sweet story and isn't it wonderful when someone touches our life in a way we will always remember. So glad you had this experience and wishing many more for you in your biz! emoticon

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REGILIEH 11/9/2013 7:32AM

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TSISQUAUSDI 11/9/2013 7:32AM

    Some people can literally pick you right up with a smile, can't they?! No matter now bad my day is, I can always find something to be thankful and grateful about, and it's people like your "Angel unaware" that make us stop and realize how bad we really don't have it! Go take a listen to Arlo Guthrie's "The Pause of Mr. Clause" - It's a very humorous concept how you look at things........
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TRYINGHARD54 11/9/2013 7:07AM

    Great blog, thank you for sharing.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHERYLHURT 11/9/2013 7:05AM

  You have a lovely blog and reading it made me determine to be cheerful all day!

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