A lil Bit of A Lot

Well last post was a HUGE success, so it made me realize maybe I should get more personal – I’ve always said I’m an open book, so why not?  YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

The post about dating in today’s world gave me the most amount of views I have ever received, even topping my big adventure which, at that time, I thought was a lot!  I can’t see who reads my posts, but I can see how many times my link has been clicked from Facebook or Instagram. This doesn’t include people who physically type in http://www.alilbitofpip.com to the browser or receive emails. ….and believe it or not, I have “friends” I’ve never met following me (meaning they signed up to get email notifications every time I publish a blog) – so if that is you THANK YOU!!! On that note, Facebook is not allowing my website to post directly to it anymore, so if you want to make sure you get all my mindless reading posts, make sure to click on the “follow” link below and provide your email address.

Anyway, I figured I’d do better about giving the good, the bad AND THE UGLY when it comes to all things in life!!!

(I still have a post to publish after an amazing weekend in Atlanta for one of my best friends weddings, but I have not been in the right mindset for the last week and need to devote more time/effort to write that post because the weekend was nothing short of perfect)

To be honest, the last week was probably one of the roughest weeks I’ve had in a while, a lot poured down at once and truthfully, I have been a basket case.  I try to keep a happy face on, but it’s not always the grins and giggles I portray. My loving mother has called me randomly just to see what I’m doing (aka check on me), even though she knows good and well I’m working and my poor sister went out for dinner and drinks with me just because she knew I needed to get away. I’ve had friends send texts knowing that things aren’t right, and I won’t react to them and act like everything is fine, but truly I am thankful for them!

I’m not going to get in to all the details as to why it’s been a difficult week – everyone I love is happy and healthy, so I will get through everything else in time. But the one thing I have to say is to make an effort to smile and say hello to a stranger and give them a compliment. It’s definitely easier said than done, but something so little can go a long way!  I said this years ago when I was going through a tough time and went for a lunchtime walk and saw a homeless guy who asked me how I was doing, I said, “I’m well, how are you?” his response: “I’m blessed”  and I kept thinking to myself, you’re homeless, but still feel blessed!  That put everything in PERSPECTIVE!

I will report more with what’s going on, but it’s way past my bedtime and I just didn’t want to go too long without a quick message. Picture with my Sunday brunch dates – who entertained me this weekend 💞 Sorry Kenny G. – I will make sure you’re included next time!

 

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