Yesterday, I got a little upset because I thought my computer had officially "died" before I had a chance to finish backing up all the data I wanted to have saved. And, then after about an hour or two, I realized that was silly. The calm took over and I called tech support to see if there was something that could be done. Low and behold, they were able to walk me through some steps and everything came back up. Someone must have been watching over me. I now know that I must make it a priority to get an external hard drive (or maybe several thumb drives would suffice) and back up that data ASAP. So, if the computer does fail in the near future, I'll be ready.
But, that really isn't the point. In the grand scheme of this thing called life, things like that seem so trivial when you get down to it. Instead, I will focus on what I do have. I am blessed in so many ways. I am in good health, have a roof over my head, the security of a good job, wonderful friends and a loving family, even if most of them are in Kansas and I'm here in Virginia.
And on the subject of friendship? I have always commented on how fortunate I feel to be a part of a wonderful knitting community. I have met some of the most amazing people through this hobby of mine and some of the most genuinely caring individuals I have ever known. We can share anything and everything. We do what we can for others. And, that, my friends is truly special.
Also, over the course of the last year, I have made new friendships with a great group of women who share in my love for NK. This friendship has grown into the type of friendship I have with my knitting community. Sure, we have a common interest, but we are also there for each other during good times and not so good times. Laugh, cry, we do it all. We were even talking last night about doing a one year anniversary girls weekend. I feel fortunate that these women have come into my life. I believe things happen for a reason. Again, that is truly special.
Think about all that you have and feel blessed each and every day. I know I do...
And, as I go into a welcome long weekend due to the Memorial Day holiday, I think about the true meaning of that day. The U.S. men and women who lost their lives serving our country in military service...
Take care, my friends... : )