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Will Wonders Never Cease?

I have found that when it rains in life, it pours. I've learned this lesson the hard way -- through a few barrages of (thankfully, fairly minor) trials and challenges. This week has proven that the same principle holds true for the blessings in life, too.

I sent in an invoice this week to get paid for my mural job. In the end, I had worked about half again as long on it as I had originally quoted them for. Hey, I'm a beginner. I'll know better next time. My invoice was for the amount I originally quoted. It's only fair, right? So, the next day I got an e-mail stating that they were so pleased with my work and they understood this was my first big project and that I maybe had not quoted as high as I should have. Bottom line, they are giving me a "bonus" of half again as much as I had invoiced them for. Tell me the Lord's hand was not in that!

THEN, (and I'm just as excited about this as the other) Dylan has decided to eat the food that I cook! He almost always eats a super huge snack at 4:30 so that he will not have to eat whatever I have planned for dinner. He picks at his food and takes a token bite or two before running off to play again. It is sooo frustrating! On Tuesday I made this Pineapple Sweet & Sour Chicken and he gobbled it up. AND asked for seconds. Next night: different dish, same thing. True all week. Huh.

I've pondered my good fortune over the past few days and wondered why it has to be all one or the other. Torrential rain or none whatsoever. Why can't the good times just be peppered here and there with a few trials. I've come to the conclusion that life is probably a pretty good mix of good and bad MOST of the time. I just think that right now I am actively looking for the good things. I'm focusing on the sunshine, not the clouds. Or maybe I'm just lucky. Or maybe I'm just not strong enough for one of those grand scale, life altering trials right now. Whatever. I'm grateful for a few days of sunshine.


  1. That is incredible! Really, it comes down to you deserve it! They recognized your worth and compensated you for it! Congratulations!
    PS. I am still trying to figure out a way to bridge our distance so I can tap into you uber creativity! Maybe the weather will get too unbearable this winter and Sherm will need to send me to AZ to dry out and get some sunshine? :)
    Looking forward to seeing you all at Christmas!

  2. Sometimes good and bad things happen, through no fault (or credit) of our own. And sometimes we actually get what we deserve! I have no doubt you were worth the money. Way to go, Amy! I'm so proud (and impressed) with your business (and artistic) savy. Yes, yes, enjoy it.


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