Wednesday, January 09, 2013
This is just a quick note to thank you for your prayers, kind words, suggestions, and other things that have given my spirits a boost. If I were a king and had knighthoods to pass out, I'd dub all of you.
A few of you have even gone so far as to offer me physical sustenance of one sort or another. Whether it was money, groceries, gift certificates, leads in finding actual paying work, or any other offer of help, please know that you have touched my heart. I think I've spoken, via e-mail or telephone, to everyone who made such a gesture, but if I somehow missed getting in touch with you personally, I want to be sure you know how much I love you, which is a lot.
(For those wondering - I've refused all offers concerning gifts, for now, but if this thing drags on for many months, I'll gladly step up to your cyber doorstep and ring the bell looking to see if the handouts are still available. I've sent some small help to other people here and there, so it's nice to know that bread cast upon the waters does, indeed, return.)
Bottom Line: You folks are swell, and I'm glad I've made your acquaintance.
Other Bottom Line: I've been blessed in life. For all of the jobs I've held - and that runs way into double figures - this is only the second time I've ever been asked to leave. And it's the first time it happened without my having had any inkling that my departure was imminent. That it happened so suddenly, in the job I held the longest in my life, still has me walking around with my brow knitted for most of the day. Unless things get so desperate that I have no other choice, I will not put myself in such a position again. I have no desire to put all my eggs in a basket that I don't own. So, while I'm trying to cobble together part-time paychecks with enough free-lance opportunities to avoid ever again being in a position where my income can be decimated by one other person's decisions, I beg your indulgence. I find my days somewhat more cluttered and disorganized for the time being, and this has cut down on my ability to cruise blogs. I'm not getting over to your places as often as I would like. I apologize for that. I know you understand, but I want you to be sure it's nothing personal. Once I get my act together, I'll be around more often.
That's enough for now, I suppose. Again, I love you. Please keep me in your prayers. You're all in mine.
Soon, with more better stuff.