Saturday, May 1, 2010

Thankful for some great friends

I’ve been trying to write this most of the morning ever since I returned from my regular morning trip to the Daily Grind for breakfast and good conversation.

Having trouble making the right words fit. More often than not, the words usually flow easily for me. It’s what I do.

So, to start with, Columbia, despite those who feel otherwise, has a lot of great, caring people, who will do anything to help out, even if you don’t ask. I am blessed with so many friends and I am very thankful for that.

I am also the type of person, who doesn’t wear their emotions on their sleeve, most of the time. If I need to cry, I try to do it in the private of my own apartment. If I need to show my frustration, I’d rather do it in the private of my own apartment. I can go to a game and not show much emotion, but I will tell you its eating away at me inside.

So this morning, I am truly blessed to have so many great friends and was extremely surprised and touched when at the Daily Grind, my friends gave me a scooter to help me get around our great town.

I had no idea and it’s usually pretty hard to keep a secret from me, but the regulars at the Daily Grind and others did just that.

I’ve been walking with the aide of a walker ever since I started therapy at the Columbia Health Center last fall. I like to walk, but the conditions of the streets and sidewalks in our town, at times, make it extremely difficult to get around. But I trudge on and on.

I don’t who all was involved with this, but I will thank them as one and individually.

I didn’t show a lot of emotion down there this morning because I was so overwhelmed and stunned that people would do this for me. That came when I got home.

Thanks much to my friends and thanks for being able to live in a great town with so many caring people.

Game to benefit cancer awareness

Columbia High School's softball team will host Reading Central Catholic in a Cancer Awareness Benefit next Saturday morning.