Thought for the Day

I just looked up “Thought for the Day”, because I am, I confess, running dry. Not only am I having difficulty writing, I’m having difficulty finding an idea to write about. It was a disaster.

There are sites that offer you thoughts (though “thought” may be exaggerating the level of the material offered) – “be the rainbow to someone’s cloud” sticks in my mind. Apart from the false emotion it invokes, I’m not sure that clouds and rainbows are linked.

Then there is the discussion of Thought for the Day. I always used to listen to it in the morning, but gradually drifted out of the habit. I can’t tell you the last time I listened to it, and was surprised it was still on. I suppose this shows some sort of coarsening of my spiritual life.

We had a good result at work today. Someone in Malaysia, who obtained aย  refund from us for two parcels which disappeared into the system after the Royal Mail cyber attack, got his parcels. He had them eight days ago, to be precise. Somehow, in all the excitement, he forgot to tell us and arrange payment.

Fortunately, I remembered to make one of my regular checks on missing parcels,ย  and we were able to remind him. We’ve had no word from him yet, but eBay, when informed, repaid us. There’s still time for them to change it (nothing is ever as simple as it seems with eBay) but it looks like we have solved that one.

They don’t all work out that well, but it’s nice to win one for a change.

The strange thing about this evening, is that I arrived home full of energy and enthusiasm for work. I really did. Unfortunately, it didn’t last. I’m going to have to work on keeping the enthusiasm going – part of it, I’m afraid, consists of not sitting in front of a TV quiz show as soon as I get home.

I tell myself that it sharpens my mind, but I’m afraid it also switches me off. After reading this article, I’m going to rethink my eveningย  activity. I say “activity” – this probably gives a wrong idea of the average evening, where my movement is often confined to walking to the kettle and several hours a night feature me falling asleep around 11.00 when I really should be going to bed.

Framework Knitters Museum – Manager’s Bedroom

The pictures? I looked up “sleep” and got the cat. Then I looked up “bed”. One reedbed, several “raised beds” and this . . .

There were no entries for “TV”, which is a start.


18 thoughts on “Thought for the Day

  1. tootlepedal

    Fortunately, most telly programmes annoy me so much that Mrs T prefers it if I am in another room. While I am there, I write my blog just for something to do.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Sounds familiar. ๐Ÿ™‚ I sit with her in an attempt to be companionable, but I’m not sure she appreciates it, just tells me to be quiet and asks, whilst sniffing, if I am suffering with my digestion. But when I don’t sit with her she complains I spend all my time on the computer. Women are such an enigma . . .

  2. Lavinia Ross

    I am glad to hear the lost package got repaid to your shop by eBay. It is nice when things do work out. Now it is between eBay and the customer. “Thought for the Day” sounds like an interesting program. Whatever brings one peace and tranquility. I enjoy watching sunrise and sunset, and noting the lunar cycles.

  3. Laurie Graves

    Because I don’t have a job outside the home, I can work in the morning and have found that is my ideal time. If I had to get anything done at night, I doubt I would be very prolific. Something to keep in mind, perhaps, as retirement approaches.

      1. Laurie Graves

        I understand! Early for me is 6:30 or 7:00. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t feel gratitude for having the privilege to set my own schedule, which includes plenty of time for reading and writing. To me, this is priceless, but I understand how this would seem like a very dull life to some folks.

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