SOLC17 25/31 Thanks for the March Slice of Life challenge with the Two Writing Teachers community.
Today I also celebrate with Ruth Ayres and others at Discover Play Build. It's a good way to end the week sharing our celebrations.
When a hard thing happens, sometimes it's equally hard to celebrate. Over the recent months, my neighborhood has had several cars stolen, and a couple of break-ins. One happened about three weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon! It was sunny, people were out and about walking dogs, visiting neighbors, and kids were playing. I actually saw them, a group of what seemed to be young boys who were running by but in the middle of my front yard. I had gone to get a drink of water and glanced out the window. I didn't think anything but "silly teenagers". They might have been older than teens, but that's what I thought. A couple of hours later my group neighborhood e-mail posted that these boys had broken into the home about a block away, kicked in the side door, did some damage inside, but took nothing. The woman who lives there later shared that she was out and had her laptop with her, owns no TV, so there wasn't much evidently that they wanted except "quick" grabs. Or perhaps it was a dare?
I've spent all my life NOT being scared of anything, of staying alone, etc. But this was so brazen, and there has been enough other activity that I've been a little anxious. And I've also felt angry that this has occurred that changed my attitude. So, I don't keep the negative feelings long if I can do something about them. I bought a few inexpensive things that made me feel better, like those tools that fit under the doorknobs, and I had sticks that fit better in my slider windows. It's helped a lot!
And I celebrate that this coming week new security storm doors are being installed in the front and side doors. My daughter has used this company. They've been very good to work with in helping me choose a door I can count on being as safe as possible.
It's challenging to make all the decisions by myself sometimes, and also it seems like my list of things to do that I really had not foreseen grows. SO, when things do happen, and when I do have to deal with that thing, I celebrate that I did, and solved a problem.