So yesterday wasn’t horrible in many ways, but had its challenges for sure. It was the first time I peed in a bucket in decades. 😲 Let me explain…..nope too long, let me sum up. Before my walk I shut the bathroom door. After arriving home from my walk, needing a shower and to use the bathroom, I found the door was locked from the inside. All righty then, so I tried a butter knife to pop the lock. The knob appeared to have that feature on it. Nope, didn’t work.
So, I texted my love and made him aware of the situation and that at some point we needed to break into our bathroom. The only window leading into the bathroom is through the laundry room and a jalousie window. I didn’t want to try going through there in fear I would break something, the window, toilet or myself. 🙄 My love was in a meeting and couldn’t get there soon. So, I grabbed an outside bucket and put it in my laundry room for an inside make shift outhouse.
That actually wasn’t the most challenging part of my day. Getting up from the short bucket, was more challenging than anticipated, but I lived. 😁 Throughout the day, many challenging or negative situations arose. I did my best to deal with them and not over react or stress. Although, they all caused a sense of self-loathing, that I had messed up and caused others an issue. 😔 Well, by 6:00 pm I was done and decided it was best for me to call it an early night. I knew if I had stayed up, stressing and feeling very negative about myself and situations, it would be an awful evening with my love. I wanted to make sure I made the hike to the waterfall in the morning anyway, which meant getting up very early, so I decided I needed to just call it a day and try again tomorrow.
This morning I went on my favorite hike here in Boquete. It’s a bit challenging for my knees, but very good for my soul. While on this hike I engaged and chatted with many people. Some of them I knew, some I met today. I scheduled a pie crust tutorial for the coming week. (I have always had a pie crust making handicap. Add to that issues with altitude, humidity, ingredients not the usual, reeks of disaster. 🥺) I also made plans for a walk this week with another hiker. I need the walk and enjoy it so much more with others.
Then something very unexpected happened. A lovely woman I’ve recently met made me an offer I’m still so shocked by. She explained she wanted to thank me for being a friend to her during her transition. She wants me to join her for New Year’s Eve in New York City. 😲 Her treat and gift to me. 😍 I have no clue if I’ll go, when I only have 15 days with my kids and grand babies, I’m not sure I want to give up 3 or 4 of them. However, I was blown away by her generous offer and why it was initiated. She offered because I was nice to her, I offered her help, sent her some info and invited her to things. I consider that being human, she considered it a gift that she wanted to reciprocate. Wow 😲😍
This afternoon we will attend a friend’s birthday party and I’m sure the laughs and connections will flow. So, from having a very negative challenging day yesterday, to being blown away by kindness, hope and generosity today only took 21 hours. Amazing, unexpected, valued and treasured for sure. 😍 Having a bad day, wait until tomorrow before making any major decisions. Each day has enough trouble, but some days have tons of love and hope. Just rest and wait until the storm passes from one day to the next before doing anything, is my take away from this experience. So glad I went to bed early. Waking up and enjoying life is so much easier without having to apologize for being horrible! 😋