We got more than just a dusting of snow yesterday. It seems so wrong to even type that word. It was a mad scramble of finding coats and hats, the scraper for the car, a sweater and boots.
I woke up feeling yucky with a nauseous stomach and a headache. But I had an early morning wound care appointment so I took a concoction of meds and headed out the door.
A new scab had formed last week and after infusion this week, the scab came off, revealing all of the pink hypertrophic granulation that persists underneath. Its so routine for me, I hardly blink.
The sun was already breaking through the clouds by the time I came back home. Despite chilly temps, the snow all melted away by last night.
Yesterday afternoon, Rick and I were so honored to have a team from Sundog come and shoot footage for a video they are making for Bell State Bank and Trust. Bell State Bank asked me if I would be willing to talk about my experience with winning their 5,000 dollar Pay It Forward Viewers Choice Grand Prize, last April.
My friend Amy came and agreed to be interviewed representing the book club gals who made the winning video for us. We laughed, and cried. The questions stirred emotions in us and the Kleenex box got passed around and around. I'll share a link for the video in a couple of months when its all done.
I shared with everyone yesterday that anonymously, I have paid it forward with some of the funds I received. All of the other finalists were deserving to win. I sent some of my money to a couple of them. I also sent some funds to a few other people- not connected to the contest, but with deep financial need. Blessings flow. In and out. I always pray I am a good steward of the blessings that have flowed in, and do my share to "pay it forward."
We can all participate. Has it every happened to you? Has someone paid for your coffee ahead of you? Or paid for your meal in the drive thru? What other creative ideas have you heard of for paying it forward?
Rick and I are taking a bit of an excursion next week. Rick needs to go back to Idaho to shoot photos for a school- and I get to play assistant this time. I'm excited to be going back to the place we lived for over 10 years. We'll be driving through Yellowstone Park on our way, and also Jackson Hole, Wyoming, before arriving in Boise. Grandpa Jim will be coming to stay with the boys.
Watch for photos next week! Be well everyone- and as my friend Robin likes to say- Live your moments full!