Appreciating Whatcha Got: A Conversation with My Daughter Tonight  

BenefitsFriend69 58M/61F
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4/3/2006 10:32 pm

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4/8/2006 9:56 am

Appreciating Whatcha Got: A Conversation with My Daughter Tonight

My cell phone rings. It’s my oldest. “Hey dad whatcha doin’?”

Me: “Just relaxing, doing some reading. You?”

1stborn: “Just driving home from work. Dad, I gotta tell ya something totally weird!”

Me: “Okay, what?”

1stborn: “Okay. I stopped to get gas right? Well I was pissed ‘cause it rained and I just washed my effin car! So I was telling that to the clerk at the gas station. She said, ‘Well at least you have a nice car, mine’s always breaking down! I was lucky to get here today! Gonna cost $750 to get the shit fixed, whatever the hell it is.”

Me: “Ha ha! So the lesson is, appreciate your car.”

1stborn: “No wait! So, after she said that, there was this other girl in the store who was listening to all this. She said, “Well at least you have a car! I have to take the goddamn bus everywhere.”

1stborn: “THEN! I’m not kidding daddy! This guy in a wheelchair was came up the aisle and said, “Be happy you can walk young lady!”

Me, laughing my ass off: “Wow, that is bizarre! Hell, did a guy with an arm missing come in and tell the guy in the wheelchair how lucky he was to have arms?”

1stborn: “Ha ha! No, but what the hell, may as well have!”

I shit you not, this happened today. I do need to work on appreciating more.

Transblucency 45M

4/3/2006 11:37 pm

Ah, Sychronicity, the secret mistress of Probability. Her goal in life is to make us go "Wha?" and cause even the most naturalistic among us to ponder whether there really could be deeper connections.

It's an amazing story. I like to think the guy in the wheelchair is also telling the same story and bellylaughing.

BenefitsFriend69 replies on 4/4/2006 6:11 pm:
Yeah. Ever heard the saying, "there's no such thing as a coincidence?" I believe that. Everything is a lesson. We just have to pay attention.

digdug41 50M

4/3/2006 11:47 pm

things like thatI like to call Gods little miracles we often miss them because we forget that it doesnt have to be this way it could be worse so we learn from the things placed before us, unfortunately if we aren't tuned in we miss them sounds like the message was loud and clear on this one always remain humble and teachable and you wont fail

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BenefitsFriend69 replies on 4/4/2006 6:13 pm:
Exactly. Sometimes we're watching and sometimes we're not. And at least for me, if I don't get the lesson the first few times, the Universe bitch-slaps me hard. OUch...

runzwithknives 61F

4/4/2006 7:30 am

My Grandma made a point of always reminding me that there are those who are more fortunate than you and less fortunate than you. No matter what you don't think you don't have, always take the time to appreciate what you do have. Sage advice. This story is a good remeinder for all of us.
And it sounds like you have a great relationship with your daughter!


BenefitsFriend69 replies on 4/4/2006 6:15 pm:
Yeah grandparents carry around a lot of wisdom huh. I miss mine. And yeah, my daughter and I get along great. She actually listens once in awhile these days, imagine that!

saddletrampsk 55F

4/4/2006 10:57 am

I was so waiting for the armless guy to walk in too..

and then maybe the headless one..

Good lesson for all of us to learn..

BenefitsFriend69 replies on 4/4/2006 6:18 pm:
Heh heh, let's hope no other body parts become part of the story!

heavensent1123 53F

4/5/2006 4:11 am

Thanks Friends;

I bullshit you Not, funny how sometimes you run into or read something just when you have questions. Call it Karma, but thanks.

BenefitsFriend69 replies on 4/8/2006 9:53 am:
My pleasure heaven. Funny isn't it, that some little random thing like this can whack ya upside the head.

"Well we all shine on. Like the moon, and the stars and the sun."

rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
4/6/2006 11:33 am

there are gentle reminders everywhere...
sometimes seems to be with every breath that we take..
children, however, bring it *home* way or another...

appreciated seeing your smiling face today in blogland, BF,
sending love to you always...A. {=}

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

BenefitsFriend69 replies on 4/8/2006 9:54 am:
YOU are a gentle reminder, in everything you write. And yes, the children... xoxo

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