Monday, September 09, 2013
Sharing About Myself (long post) Thank you for Reading!
Hello everyone! A very warm welcome to you all! The video I have chosen for this post is a beautiful 4 minute clip entitled "Yiruma - Moonlight + Forest Sound". Enjoy!
If you are a regular reader to my blog, you know that I love to share a video and my photos, as well as quotes on my blog and that I find having this blog very therapeutic.
Whether or not you are a regular reader, I am about to share some things here that I haven't yet shared, so I thank you for taking the time to read this.
1. I was born in Montreal on October 27th, 1956. In 1961, when I was only 4 years of age, the doctors discovered that one of my kidneys was not functioning as it should. In fact, it was pretty bad. It was my right kidney. The doctors told my parents that if they did NOT remove this kidney, I would surely die. If they DID remove it, I had a 50% chance to live. Thankfully my parents opted to have the bad kidney removed and I have been living with one kidney since 1961!
2. I was married in 1983. After 15 and a half years of marriage, in 1998, my husband decided that he wanted a divorce. During our marriage it was discovered that I was unable to have children, so no children were born in this marriage. Anyway, always having tried to be positive, and this includes what I say about other people, I never talked about this until now. All I will say is that both of us were at fault, and for myself, I chose not to remarry. I am happy with the great friends I have and feel very grateful for the people in my life. My ex-husband has moved to the U.S. He remarried not too long after our divorce, but his second wife divorced him. He is now remarried, his third marriage. I wish him all the best.
3. Since the onset of my menopause 10 years ago I have dealt with a variety of health issues from uveitis, being the first (thankfully I had this extremely painful optic disorder only once), diverticulitis, pseudogout and a few others. All in all I feel very blessed, as although I have osteoarthritis I really don't get much pain.
4. When I was in grade 2, a teacher, in her opinion, felt that I should be put in a "special class" for "slow learners." I have always been quiet, more of a listener than a talker, and am a very deep thinker. Perhaps I may have been a LITTLE slower than some of the students in the learning process, but quite honestly, I feel that this teacher just misunderstood my personality and felt that I belonged in this class. People who know me, both on the internet and face to face, are totally astonished that I was put in this special class. See, I like to take my time and analyze things before I make a decision, I try to think before I speak, and 'I am the type of person who likes to learn things well. For example, let's say I make an error whilst I am on the computer and something (that "shouldn't" happen) happens. I want to understand how and why it happened, as the more I understand, the easier it is for me to remember should something occur in the future.
5. Thankfully most of the jobs I have worked at in the past have been enjoyable, and my bosses were kind, patient and understanding. There was one particular job that I worked at, though, where the supervisor was an absolute tyrant! She yelled, had no patience and exploded without warning. As a result I was very nervous around her and my performance was not nearly as good at it could have been in a more relaxed setting! Needless to say, I did that job for just 3 weeks and got laid off. I, in my own defense, explained to the government exactly what happened, that this lady was a tyrant and shouted, etc., etc. They wrote down what I told them and I was able to claim employment insurance.
6. I think that kindness, a word of encouragement, a hug, a gentle touch can go a long way! Therefore I always try to be constructive, honest and kind in my dealings with others.
Wow! This has been a long post, but I thank you all so much for "listening", and I hope that everything I have shared here has helped you to get to know me better.
The photos I am sharing today are ones that I took on a recent walk. These lovely orange blossoms are called Chinese lanterns. You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.
Thank you all so much for visiting me here! I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share by clicking on the 'comments' link at the end of my post.