Thursday, April 17, 2014

O is for Only Once

Only once I hope I come home from work to find my 70 year old father-in-law high up in a tree pruning. We both were at a risk of a heart attack that day!

Only once I hope I leave the house without breakfast or plans for lunch on a day scheduled with meetings after work.  I was awfully hungry!

Only once I hope I experience five punks breaking down my door and rushing in threatening me with knives as they attempt to rob me. Some surreal moments.

Only once I hope I lose my cool, raise my voice and argue with the customer service representative.  It is not worth it.

Only once I hope I hold on to unforgiveness and allow bitterness to take root in my heart. It hurts me far worse than anyone else.

Only once will I be too shy, too insecure, or too scared to try something a blogging challenge for example.

Do you have an only once? 


Susan Scott said...

Only Once - Lovely post Mary. Only once do I hope to have a car accident as I had last year. Only once do I hope to have a friendship with a dear girlfriend broken.
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Elsie Amata said...

This was a very powerful post. I'm glad I read it. Five armed robbers! I'm so sorry you went through that.

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MS said...

Thanks for visiting today Susan and Elsie. Reading your comments encourages me to carry on! Please come again as you can.

susan e. schwartz, ph.d., Jungian analyst said...

Only once--but what if it takes more time than we want?
Thank you,

MS said...

Susan, then I am afraid we are out of luck ! Sadly most of these things take up too much of our time, but on the flip side they probably make us or reveal us who we are today. Thanks for stopping by!

betty said...

That would be scary with your FIL in the true and the home invaders! Definitely only once there! My now 33 year old niece had a saying when she was growing up if she didn't want to do something again "one time be enough" and definitely in those things "one time be enough".

I'm glad you took the plunge and did the challenge :)

Having trouble coming up with an only once; I have one, but I don't want to put it in a public forum :)


MS said...

Betty - I had a couple "Only Once" events that I left off as well. Some things are better left unblogged.