She scanned the paperwork. This was important. She had to make sure she had done a thorough job of filling in all the answers; all the dotting her I’s and crossing her t’s. This was a big deal. If she could get this job, it would mean a world of change for her – travel, position, and a lot more cushion for bills and unexpected bills.
She walked through the doors to the receptionist and handed her the completed forms and her resume. The receptionist told her a decision would be made the end of the week. She could hardly wait.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – thorough
“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in real life all rests on perseverance.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Faith is as essential to the spiritual realm as oxygen is to the natural realm.” – Ray Comfort
“The energy of the crowd is insane. Twenty thousand people. It is a biggest jolt of adrenaline. It is very hard to explain. You know the old story about the woman lifting the car off her kid? It’s in that realm. You can actually hurt yourself and not know it.” – Tom Petty
“The miracle of life is not to be to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now, as fully and creatively as we can.” – Paul Kurtz
To give without expectations is a wonderful thing to do… it is not always easy. You give a present on somebody’s birthday; you expect a positive response; at the very least you want a thank you. You spend hours on a special dinner for someone. You still expect some kind of comment about how good the food taste. BUT if you can give with no hopes of anything in return that is a true altruistic nature. You give of your time, talent, money for the benefit of others. You are not doing it for a photo op. You are not doing it to further your career. You are doing it because it is a kind thing to do.
I have probably been the most altruistic about fund raising for Children’s Miracle Network when I used to work. For many years I was the only cashier asking people for donations. Finally, management decided everyone else needed a little push and started giving away prizes for the fund raising. I tried to get others on board with information about what CMN did to help sick kids and their families. I only took one of the prizes, a free 20oz soda because I was thirsty. But the bottom line was always the needs of the kids.
That is about the best I do with altruistic at nearly 3am (I wrote this last night and fell asleep before I could post it). Not sleeping tonight so I might as well work on WordPress. I have some free time coming up so maybe I can whittle down the days I am dreadfully behind on. Got a steroid shot in my hip today so will be down with pain tomorrow before it gets better in the next couple of days. I hope everyone has a great (and maybe an altruistic) weekend!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – altruistic
The soothing sound of a radio in the distance was playing a Roger Miller tune. “England swings like a pendulum do, bobbies on bicycles two by two…” The shadows were growing as dusk appeared in the sky. She laid on the couch with a blanket over her legs. Someone knocked on the door. They knocked again. You could hear muffled noises outside the door as the person fished their keys out of their pocket. The door slowly creaked open and let the last of the fading sunlight in putting a little color back on the woman’s too pale cheeks. “Alright sis,” the man said. “It is time to be awake and get your groceries.”
There was no response though. The woman was still and silent. Too still. The man walked over to her and touched her hand immediately gasping. He knelt down and frantically tried to find a pulse. It was too late. His sister had passed away in her sleep several hours before he got there. He slowly walked to the phone and called the police as a tear ran down his cheek.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – pendulum
“Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.” – Don Henley
“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.” – James Dean
“Poetry is not only dream and vision, it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across out fears of what has never been before.” – Audre Lorde
“I want to be the bridge to the next generation.” – Michael Jordan