Sprinkles of Heaven

12/03/2011

 

It is cold inside

Does it have to be outside?

Warm them with your smile

 

It is cold outside

Does it have to be inside?

Defrost chilly heart

 

For Gooseberry Garden on November, Winter, Change, and Hope.

*

Earlier I had a schedule of breast ultrasound. It was still early in the morning and a weekend. No hurry, no worry.

But the radiologist had other plans. He wanted to hurry, to worry. He blah blah about I should have come earlier.

“But my appointment is between 8:00AM and 9:00AM and it’s only 8:30AM?”

“Yes, but if there are ten of you, only one shows up at 8:00AM and the rest at 9:00AM…blah blah blah.”

Thank God the procedure only takes around 5 minutes. I got to get out of that place fast but not without leaving some words in the reception with the lead amongst the staff.

“I come here for my well being not to seek for someone who will dampen my day. You are well aware that you charge much higher than other health companies, right? And that premium charges must be for a better service?”

“Yes, Ma’am and we’re really sorry. Will you please write here in our complaint form?”

“Write the complaint for what? Don’t tell me that this is the first time it happened because I won’t believe you. An attitude like that must have been well practiced.”

“I would be lying Ma’am if I say that this is the first time it happened with him.”

“What is the complaint form for? How many complaints do you need before you do something about it? If you can give me a figure and show me the number of complaints I will be more than willing to exert further effort.”

“We’re really sorry Ma’am for your bad experience. “

Oh well, it is December already but I remember Gooseberry Garden’s topic for November because of the incident. I need to cool down.

Good that my awesome daughter is with me – wearing an awesome shirt.

sprinkles of heaven - awesomeness

 

Good that my favorite green tea frappe is near.

sprinkles of heaven - book and green tea

 

Good that I have a good book with me – at the Still Point, an inspiring collection of devotional readings by Sarah Arthur.  And so I randomly open it and here’s what I get…

I saw the world end yesterday!

A flight of angels tore

Its cover off and Heaven lay

Where Earth had been before.

 

I walked about the countryside

And saw a cricket pass.

Then, bending closer, I espied

An ecstasy of grass.

(Eschaton by Elizabeth B. Rooney)

 

See the word bend in there? That made my day! And of course in the thought that sprinkles of heaven are all around if we choose to see!

And so I see the cool red shoes the man is wearing in the table besides us.

And the lovely floor!

sprinkles of heaven - red shoe and lovely floor

 

And I remember too some of my November blessings…

  1. All Saints Day and All Souls Day – that includes me and you, think about it
  2. 2011 People’s Manager Award – deliver results, engage today’s talent, shape the future
  3. November birthdays that brought my Mom and my son to me
  4. Family day, crafting days, bazaar
  5. Feast of St. Julian of Norvich who said:

“all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well”

“God made it, God loves it, God keeps it.” – referring to the nut size thing in God’s hand which is the entire universe

 

And so much more — including YOU!

 

From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens. – Job 38:29

🙂

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7 Responses to “Sprinkles of Heaven”

  1. Poets Rally Says:

    creative and beautiful.

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    outstanding poetry along the way, truly enjoyed your lasting support.

    keep rocking.
    smiles.

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  2. I am sorry your weekend morning had to begin on such a stressful note. On the other hand, please tell your daughter I think her shirt is awesome! 🙂

  3. Debbie Says:

    Thinking of you, with love and prayers. This was a beautiful post and I was sprinkled with blessings! happy sigh!
    God bless you, sweet spoon!


  4. Thankfully our little island is about 60 years behind the rest of the world here and we only have women for ‘feminine’ issues. I hope your ultra sound scan results present themselves as being clear. It’s upsetting enough to have to go through these procedures without the need for an impatient radiologist. Here, they are so laid back if they were anymore laid back they’d fall over. “You want a job done, sure, I’ll stop by and do it for you.’ And, in 2 weeks, they call in. (Unless it’s really urgent) LOL There’s just no rush here like everywhere else seems to be.
    Lovely entry.


  5. Bended, I am also praying for you and your medical team. Remember that God is the great Physician. I have been very thankful for the medical personnel that I have encountered in the past three years, and I have met many.. Not one of them behaved as poorly as the individual you described. You were correct in “reporting him,” However, may I add two more suggestions? You should pray for him, and then somehow get a message to him that tells him that you are praying for him. . He needs a touch of God’s blessing.
    Thank you for the wonderful post and the reference to Job. The metaphors through out the book of Job are fantastic. The one you select not only fit your situation, but came at a very appropo moment for me.As I have been writing a series of posts on higher education, I have been struggling with words we use in the academy without fully understanding their origin. One word that I was particularly conflicted with this week has been “conceive” as in “to conceive an idea.” We forget that to conceive takes a mother and a father. We in the academy, often think it is all of our own doing.
    I am becoming more comfortable in my metaphoric world. I still strive to find the bridges to my former analtyic world (40 years in higher education is a hard habit to break). However, I know that my journeys over those bridges will be short excursions and not a wholesale move back to my former world. James Geary’s book, “I is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World,” has been a great find for me as I explore the world of metaphors. The one quote that I will use over and over again is “Metaphor was a way of thought, long before it was a way with words.”

    I trust you had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving that you shared with family. I pray hat you have a blessed and merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

    Shalom and Blessings

  6. maggsworld Says:

    Thoughtless creature was he who dampened your usually buoyant soul, then sprinkles of heaven helped you find balance.

  7. Chatter Master Says:

    Bended I pray for your well being and good health results. And I appreciated people like you who speak up and address the hurtful and harmful behaviors of others, I am sorry you had to deal with that when you should have been treated with concern and care.


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