My favorite quote (or reminder as I like to think of them)...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” (Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thank God the Weekend is Over!

Today I am thankful that the weekend is over. I know - that's not right. But it was one of my toughest weekends ever! The amount of stuff that needed to happen, places we all needed to be, orders that needed to be produced (including an order for 33 dozen donuts for a local church!!), events that needed to be attended and then throw in my best friend's dad's funeral. UGGH! I thought I was gonna break out in hives. The stress level from the weekend actually made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up (literally!) from time to time!

I felt a bit like a prisoner too. I missed most of Dad's funeral -- only made it to the "burial" (entombment). Made me (still makes me) extremely sad that I couldn't be there for my best friend to smile at, to chat with, to cry with. Made me extremely sad that I couldn't hold her heart for very long.

I rushed back from the burial to finish the donut order, the four cakes, prepping for Sunday's Hot Ham and Rolls as well as just having bakery ready for the next day. And the entire time, I kept hoping that my Cupcake knew that if I could have spent the day with her instead, that I would have.

The weekend is over and everything in my bakery went successfully.

I'm so glad the weekend is over.

1 comment:

  1. Please don't take this the wrong way. It's possible the whole funeral thing was a blur and you were not even missed. Believe me, there will be a time when you can be there for them.