I have always believe that things, good or bad, happen for a reason, that in our darkest times there are some good things to be found, no matter how small, if we look for them. Some people think this stance on life makes me foolish and naive. If that is true, I am okay with it. I would rather be foolish and naive then cold and bitter about life. I can’t think of anything worst then that.
I am not going to tell you that being scammed was a good thing. It wasn’t. I’ll be living with the repercussions of that for a long time. A friendship was severely damaged, maybe even lost, over this. I was in a dark place over this for a very long time. Being scammed has made me question the honesty and integrity of everyone , including my best friends, everything they said or did because I won’t be fooled again. It took me a long time to remember that just because I let one bad person into my life doesn’t mean all the people I have let into my life are bad.
So today’s post is a gratitude post
I am very thankful I didn’t loose my job. I left work to take care of this scam knowing my attendance was at the point if I missed one more day they could fire me. I am eternally grateful that they didn’t. I have a second chance.
I am very thankful two of my supervisors went to management and spoke to them about why I should keep my job. I really believe if they hadn’t I would be unemployed
I am very thankful that I like to cook. Because I like to cook I had enough food in my home that I had food to eat between loosing one paycheck and getting another one.
I am thankful for my online friends who sent me a Drs Foster and Smith’s gift certificate so my animals had food too. They know me so well. They know I will be fine if my animals are fed and cared for.
I am thankful to my co worker Dianne, who brought me a bunch of vegetables she canned so I wouldn’t go hungry.
I am very thankful for the people who have heard my story and not judged me.
Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Copycat
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 TBS garlic powder
1 tsp basil
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp savory, optional
1 tsp mace
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground black pepper
Combine everything together in a small bowl; stir well. Keep in an air tight container. Use it anywhere Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Seasoning blend is called for.