Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Peace be with you


Thank you all for your tips on finding my ring. I DID find it in - of all places - my jewelry box! I was so very glad to see it. Well, it appears I'm headed to the Blue Ridge Mountains for Thanksgiving. I've not been there. We'll have a huge family gathering. I have to say that I don't usually like big family stuff -- especially on holidays. There's not a good track record of these things going smoothly without family drama. I hate arguing and unpleasantness. I grew up with it as a child, and it is has lasted all this time. Peace is a precious commodity, isn't it? It gives a whole new meaning when you go to church and turn to the person next to you and say "Peace be with you." It really is one of the most beautiful blessings you can give another person. My windfall has given me lots of peace in certain ways -- stability, safety, etc. But a material windfall can't give you peace. You have to find that for yourself. Peace be with you.

21 Comments:

Anonymous Joe Cool Cowboy Poet said...

Yup, peace be with you is the perfect blessing. So I bid you Peace during your family get together and after. Have a safe trip.

10:56 AM  
Blogger David said...

The area sounds beautiful. I hope it turns out to be a good family gathering for you. We will head to the family farm in central Texas and gather at a small church north of the farm for a family gathering as well.

11:20 AM  
Blogger ardi k said...

And peace be with you as well.
May your blessings continue.

11:30 AM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

Enjoy your trip. The Blue Ridge Mountains are beautiful.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Windfall Woman said...

Joe Cool, Ardist and Mother Goose, thank you for the well wishes. David, I hope your gathering turns out well also.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Peace be with you on your trip home and hopefully stay with you while you are there.
My family gatherings are like a soap opera gone wrong. Drama doesn't even describe it.
I'm heading to Longview, TX to visit the in-laws, can't say it will be peaceful for me either, but my daughter will get to see her grandparents.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zardoz says:
Hey toots
guess what its like the title to the movie.....
--AS GOOD AS IT GETS--
........THATS LIFE .....
DONT WORRY , WHO NEEDS IT.
-------------------ZARDOZ--

2:09 PM  
Blogger FTS said...

I love the mountains. My goal is to move to Colorado within six months. I was in Denver on a scouting mission back in August and I didn't want to leave.

Thanks for visiting. :)

2:11 PM  
Blogger Windfall Woman said...

Jodi, I am so sorry. I made the call to the "coordinator" of the food who tried to tell me what I should and should not bring, that I was bringing too much, etc. etc. I finally said, "May I just be in charge of Wednesday night? I promise no one will be hungry." BIG SIGH........

2:17 PM  
Blogger Flubberwinkle said...

With the tranquility and ease of mind you have reached due to your good fortune, try to use these psychological resources by viewing this gathering in a new way.
What if your family could never be together ever again? (Cruel, yet hypothetical). What words need to be spoken -if any- amongst you? Do you feel you should reach out to someone/somebodies in particular? Will you miss them if they are gone? Many different people brought together under the scope of "same gene pool" could be explosive or could turn out to become a meaningful ThanksGIVING. Have a nice one!

5:27 PM  
Blogger Grey Biker said...

At least the setting in the blue ridge mountains should be very peaceful. Have a safe trip.

6:07 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

Peace be with you too, Windfall Woman. If I forget to tell you later, have a wonderul and Happy Thanksgiving!

7:04 PM  
Anonymous cornbread said...

Everyday I pray for my own personal peace. I am not a church going man, but at one time I was. I find that feeling of peace, tranquility and mentality that every thing is gonna be O.K. somehow, necessary to survive in this life. So yes, I must say It is my desire that You would find peace everyday. It's there all the time like a power just waiting for you to tap into it. May God grant you the ability to find it and when ya can't seem to, give you the ability to hold on till he endowes it upon you.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Snake said...

I don't have any experience with material windfalls & am sure you're right. Still I wouldn't mind having one knowing even though that, alone, won't buy happiness. But I'm thinking that with the security of that windfall, I might be in a better position to work on my "inner game" so to speak...

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Snake said...

I mangled the English language in the last comment but I'm hoping you still get the idea (assuming there is an idea).

12:18 AM  
Blogger steelcowboy said...

Ah, the Blue Ridges. Beautiful. Enjoy!
Peace be with you.. the Lord knew how precious that blessing be.

7:19 AM  
Blogger 4evergapeach said...

I'm one post behind but I love the Sound of Music also. So glad you found your ring!

I've been blessed to be part of a large family in which we all are very close. Some of my warmest memories are Thanksgiving and Christmas's together. Now that we have grown and married and started families of our own it's not as easy to get us all together at one time. Especially now that I live 700 miles away, it's not very often I get home. I was able to be home last year for Thankgiving but I will miss it this year.

Wishing you a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving! :)

7:38 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow, thanks for a fun, thoughtful, heart-felt blog. I stumbled in with the idea of staying for a moment or two and now I am way past time on my morning schedule! :) I love some of the ways that you are sharing your windfall. I have always had little fantasies of being able to secretly help out people that need it or deserve it. What an amazing blessing to have, but I imagine it comes with all sorts of complications too. I hope that those are few for you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Lauri said...

...and also with you, WFW.

Enjoy your turkey day. :)

8:49 AM  
Blogger David said...

Shalom!
may thr peace of Christ be with you.
sugarloaf mountain is a place of peace for me.
Im not sure of out Thanksgiving plans, with mixed and blended families, its a challenge. I am a bit of a hermit when it comes to holiday travel.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Ruvym said...

Just like a woman to find the ring where it's supposed to be all along. No offense of course.

6:25 PM  

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