I was awol this morning from blogland because we had to go to daisyson17's graduation mass and parade. Then tonight we are off all dressed up to the graduation dinner.
It is a strange day we are only half way through our boys going to this college three more to go!!we finish in 2021..... and then there is daisygirl and her high school journey she will graduate in four more years.
Daisyson has loved school, at the end of mass we got to walk down to the morning tea through the school grounds with the students and teachers from the school lining the way. So many spoke or called out to him it is a lovely thing to see.
One of the nicest things was his new girlfriend came with us, she is a lovely, lovely girl and I hope she will be around for a long time as they seem to have fun and have a lot in common.
On cue this morning the sun came out and we were blessed with a beautiful day.
The SES, army, council and volunteer workers are still plugging away trying to clear as much as they can before the next round of storms comes - sometime tomorrow afternoon they are predicting. Say little prayer for them or if that isn't your thing then offer a wish to the universe to smile kindly on their efforts and their generosity, or perhaps be safe in the knwoledge that kharma will bring them all good fortune for their toil. However you do it - think of them.
Which brings me to another theme for today....Someone I know through one of my children asked me what the cakes in the car were for....so I told her I had cooked some cakes for the SES guys and she looked at me really blankly, and then asked why?
So I answered because they are doing a wonderful job and it is my way of showing appreciation -
then she asked "was your place damaged?"
blank look - "then why cook for them?"
So I answered because they were hungry and got in the car and left.
Today at the Mass Fr Jim's sermon was about meeting people who never look outward he said something like "for some reason they have turned in on themselves". Instantly I thought of this person - and there was my answer she was so busy worrying about her new shoes and her daughters new curtains that she never looked outward.
So Glass half full weekend is about looking outwards and upwards and onwards...you don't have to do anything just look outside yourself, and try to find the silver lining every time.
Have a wonderful weekend