A to Z Blog Challenge – U Words

Unfortunately two days ago I was told I would not be closing on my home yesterday. I had to wait until the buyers turned one piece of paperwork they were missing and the closing wouldn’t be until next Wednesday.

The buyers turned in their paperwork under pressure and I received a call late this morning that the closing was scheduled for today. With that unexpected news I got an email with the Settlement Statement attached. That way I could read it before I showed up at the closing and wouldn’t be taken by surprise with undesirable charges.

I showed up first to the closing and got the signing of many papers underway before buyers arrived.

A new undertaking for me is to be a tenant instead of a homeowner. For a year I will undoubtedly let the apartment management take on the issues I use to be responsible for. I’ve come out from under that responsibility and now I’m a free bird.

A to Z Challenge 2015 – Steer-Longhorn

I stopped in the middle of a road to take these photos. The Longhorn Steer are very beautiful animals. I have a friend that would pass several Longhorn Steer when she took her evening walk. She started taking them a snack and they would run up to the fence when they saw her coming. One day she took me by there. I found they were very friendly. They wanted to be petted but there was one problem–those long horns. They got in the way and if you weren’t careful you’d get injured.

If I lived on several acres I would invest in a few.

A to Z Blog Challenge 2015 – Respect

Many years ago I worked in a clinic. One day the Medical Director asked me a question when I was meeting with him. He asked me how would I feel if I knew no one in the office liked me. My response to him was I came here to do a job and not win friends. I don’t care if they don’t like me as long as they give me the respect I give them. That is all that matters.

All my life I’ve treated people the way I want to be treated. I’ve not always gotten that back but they will have to answer for their behavior somewhere down the road.

I believe everyone knows when he or she is being disrespected and know it doesn’t feel good. A lot of fights and murders have resulted when the disrespecting person doesn’t apologize after being confronted.

We have to learn how to come up over the ignorance that’s being displayed and keep moving forward. When we walk away everyone watching or within hearing distance will know who the ignorant one is without a word being said.

I know it is hard to give respect to someone who definitely doesn’t deserve it. Title, position or them just being a human being deserves respect.

Respect yourself enough to do the right thing.

Overlook ignorance

A to Z Blog Challenge 2015 – Quest

John is on a quest to find the wife of his dream. He is waiting for the right time-God’s time, not his. For years John has been praying for a Proverbs 31 woman. He’s been making himself ready-spiritually, physically and financially.

In his quiet time with The Lord he got revelation with direction for his quest. John didn’t want it to be based on a physical attraction or anything that doesn’t contribute to a healthy relationship. He wants to know her heart. Quality time together will give him insight about what he wants to know.

Excited about his quest, John moves cautiously in the direction he was given.