Saturday, March 28, 2009

saturday paper


our saturday paper ... which i really look forward to reading ... was LATE! i mean 6 hours late ... i had called the paperboy's house and the mom said he was at a sleep over, but will deliver them as soon as he gets back ...

i was already grumbling to leo that it's easier to just buy the paper ... rather than wait all day for it ... i can be grumpy like that sometimes!

just now, the paperboy (i think he's between 10-12 years old?), rang the doorbell and hand delivered the newspaper and said "i'm very sorry it's so late ... i was at a friends and didn't get back until just a little while ago" ...

did you have a good time, i asked ... he smiled and said "ya ... " ... i smiled back ...

he again apologized for delivering so late ... with another "very sorry" ... and i do have to admit, he isn't late very often, in fact, usually he's early ...

some people have such a winning way about them ... that you can't get angry at them ... they just diffuse the situation with honesty and an apology ... also a straightforward look, no dodging ... it's refreshing to find that in a young person ...

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maria is progressing along slowly ... she had a mini stroke last week (one side is weakened now), but seems to be stable again ... she is being visited by different family/friends, who haven't seen her in a while - i know she must love to see familiar faces ...

11 comments:

Mari said...

I hate when our paper is late too, but it sounds like you got a heartfelt apology.

Corry said...

I agree, it is refreshing to see that attitude. I hope and pray we will see that more and more.

God's Grace.

jel said...

i just can't c u b~n a grumble bear :)


thanks 4 giving us updates on your sis

huggs

hello to Leo

Cathy said...

I don't get the paper anymore, really don't want to read their liberal news. But we could call, and someone would usually bring one right out. I'm sorry to hear about the mini stroke. Praying for her ~

MeMaw said...

I've had a few 'bouts with grumbling lately me self!

Sounds like a sweet little guy!

Pat said...

You grumble?...Impossible! Maybe you just express your self a little more negativly...LOL!
Sounds like the paper boy has some good parenting and is on his way to knowing how to treat people...how great!
Maria Bunny is still in there fighting. It's such a difficult battle, but she always surprises us with her grit and determination. Every day is a gift, she is cherished.

daisymarie said...

I've always thought it was amazing how easily aggrivated I can become over the smallest things, but allow huge matters to roll right off...Good to hear that Maria is able to visit with family.

Catherine said...

daisymarie, I do the same thing! I often have to remind myself not to sweat the small stuff. :)

saija, what a sweet story! It is really refreshing to see such a young person willing to be so honest and apologetic when it's called for. Heck, I wish more adults were like that!

So sorry to hear about Maria's mini-stroke, but I'm glad she is stable again and progressing, even slowly, and that she's able to have visitors. It must mean so much to her to be visited by people who love her. I can't even imagine how difficult it's been for her to be kept in the hospital for such a long time. I pray that her recovery will continue to progress and that she won't have any further complications.

Nancy said...

I try to remind my self there is usually always a reason for things but do get impatient as well. Its sometimes the little things that upset us the most...
Thanks for the news on Maria.. Prayers continue for her..

Mrs. Mac said...

You need some spring time flowers popping up from the ground and a good dose of some sunshine to refresh your winter blahs (I know from experience ;)

I will remember Maria in my prayers again.

Hugs,

Maggie Ann said...

I'm so sorry to hear about that mini-stroke. May Jesus comfort her.