"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Things Are Improving

The day my husband packed his belongings and carried it all to his car, I helped find the things he wanted and stacked the items on the counter for him to pack. We were both silent. I brought him the hair dryer and gave him the coffee bean grinder. I was still thinking of his comfort and wanted him to be in a good place.

We bought coffee beans and ground a few days worth, so I was able to finish the ground coffee on the day the new coffee bean grinder was delivered to me from Amazon. Good timing, wasn't it?

I would turn on the heater and kneel over the bathroom heater vent to dry my hair. My social security checks are deposited into my bank account the second Wed of the month so I was waiting until then to order a new hair dryer.

At the senior center, I put out a request to the group for  a used bulletin board. Someone had an extra one and donated it, so it was installed on the wall over the coffee pot area. One of the things I used the board for was a place where we seniors can write something we want/need and also a section to write things that someone has to pass along to someone who wants it. I put the hair dryer on the list next to my name.


Yesterday when I finished the yoga class at the senior center, the director of the center told me she would like to speak to me in her office. I followed her into her office and she reached into a bag and handed me a brand new hair dryer in the box. One of the women had given money to the director, asking her to purchase a hair dryer for me. I was flabbergasted . I used the hair dryer today. No more damp hair as I head out in the cold air. Things are improving.

25 comments:

Ms. A said...

That's wonderful, Cici! The bulletin board is a fantastic idea, too. Everyone has things they no longer need and so many don't have things they do need. I'll bet that works out great!

R. J. said...

I like the sharing spirit of senior centers. A good holiday to you.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

I had one foldable hair dryer once (when I decided to have long hair) and it was stolen from me by my own sister.
The bulletin board is a fantastic idea, I wish we can have one here :)

DJan said...

I'm so glad things are looking up. And what a nice thing that person did, knowing you needed one and gave the money anonymously. I do think you are in the right place. :-)

Stickup Artist said...

Sounds like you have a talent for manifesting! It's awesome when you can express a desire and have it answered like that ! A very powerful story.

CiCi said...

Ms.A, it does seem that my fellow seniors are enjoying the bulletin board now too. It has only been up a few days.

R.J., the seniors sure do pull together and they are loved in this town.

Shadowthorne, it seems it worked out well for both you and your sister after all. You don't have long hair and she has a hair dryer. You can always tell her the hair dryer is her birthday present.

DJan, when the director handed me the new hair dryer box I started sniffling. It really surprised me.

Stickup Artist, if my heart is right as in freely giving the hair dryer to my husband who needed it more than I did, I am blessed in the giving as well as other results.

Jeni said...

Doesn't it give you such a good feeling though when things just sort of come together in such a nice way? Always good to see the soft side of society exposed to us.

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow, what a lovely gesture. And what a clever idea the bulletin board is!

Eddie Bluelights said...

What a very kind thing to do to buy a new hair dryer for you. There are still some decent people around, CiCi. Eddie x

blueviolet said...

That is so touching that they cared so much to give you something you very much needed. What a wonderful idea you came up with, and so many people will be able to get things they need because of it!

bill lisleman said...

good attitude and nice people

CiCi said...

Jeni, that is a nice way to look at it. The soft side of society.

Joey, the bulletin board is being used by more people now.

Eddie, I gave the woman a thank you note when I saw her at lunch today and she told me to keep it between just us. She is so sweet.

blueviolet, things have been given to others already because of the bulletin board.

bill, Very nice people indeed.

Hilary said...

You have a big heart your own self, CiCi and that comes back to you. I'm not at all surprised but I'm very happy for you. You know without doubt that you're going in the right direction. The bulletin board is a great idea and I suspect it will come in handy for folks many times over.

Joanna Jenkins said...

As they say, "what goes around, comes around" and you deserve a lot of good things to 'come around. I'm so glad people are appreciating you so much.

xoxoxo jj

Rock Chef said...

Things like that are great when you are at a low point - helps restore your faith in people.

Damp hair in the cold you get there? Not my idea of fun!

Glad things are improving for you.

CiCi said...

Hilary, sharing things with others is so easy. Sharing and caring. Every day I am grateful for my friends at the senior center.

Joanna, good things are indeed coming around and I am part of the senior community and not the new kid on the block any more.

Rock Chef, it does restore faith in people. Thanks for your nice comments.

Brian Miller said...

that is awesome...i am so glad you were provided for...that warms my heart a bit...hang in there cici...things are getting better...

Pop Champagne said...

that's great! yeah, hair dryer is a necessity for me as well... so glad things worked out for you :)

Anne H said...

THANK goodness for great and small acts of kindness!

terri said...

The senior center sounds like such a godsend. It's clear they offer support in so many different ways and is frequented by people who truly care for one another.

I'm glad you got your hair dryer. I know how hard I would find it to live without one.

(Hugs)

Bossy Betty said...

Sorry I have not dropped by earlier. Love your sign about a new life in progress. Same here. Hope your day is a happy one!

rosaria said...

Reaching out, the secret of life! Love this post immensely.
Happy Holidays, Cece, and thanks for your visit to sixtyfivewhatnow.

Brian Miller said...

i hope you are having a lovely weekend cici!

Nezzy said...

Darlin', I just popped in to thank you for visitin' with your sweet comment and I see It's been kinda rough 'round here for ya. I'm so sorry but also thrilled that there are good people in the world who look out for us.

God bless ya and please drop by often, the door of the Ponderosa is always open. I post about every week to ten days...this place keeps me hoppion'!!!

Have a great weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Mrs4444 said...

I love that you have a family in your Senior Center. You deserve all the good that comes to you there.