PENDULUM SWINGS – Gratitude – Grump- 4 seconds.


Good Morning! – It’s day four of a new year.

Today I read:   All the great blessings of my  life are present in my thoughts today. Phoebe Cary.

YEAH!  What a great thought and attitude to share with others this day. That was my start of day intention.

Then, with a heart full of gratitude I decided to edit and work on a whole chapter of my manuscript,  before breakfast. I reconfigured and changed some stuff but when I came to save it………incomprehensible messages popped up… unable to save. I tried Save as…..unable to save………I decided to exit….If you exit all your work will be lost. You must save!………Save please…….my thoughts were still patient……Unable to save!.

Grump began to surface.    I’ll unable to save YOU!

Enough…..said.   Only to confirm….It really did take no more than four seconds before I felt ready to take to the computer with an axe.

I switched it off.    We had breakfast.

Now, in quietness and peace I resolve to go back and do it all again. (No, not easy! I struggled I would far rather have read a book or painted a picture or scrubbed a floor BUT…….. I did it.   Now I can honestly say……

I give thanks in this day that I did have a hard-copy of that Chapter.  All I really had to do was make the changes again……..

Blessings in our lives are millions.     My  hope for all of you is that you can work through and if you have to……start again!


Peace once  more is mine.    This my mid-week prayer for you.   When the pendulum swings don’t let Grump win.

Joy! and Peace!


About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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2 Responses to PENDULUM SWINGS – Gratitude – Grump- 4 seconds.

  1. oneta hayes says:

    I guess it is hard for us to grow in patience if we do not have anything to be patient about. This was a growth time, I’m sure. Being angry would not have made it any easier, would it? I’m glad it is done now and you have remained at peace.


  2. Sharon says:

    Thanks. Just what I needed today.


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