I have never watched "A Streetcar Named Desire" but I have a depth of understanding of Blanche DuBois's famous quote, "I have often relied on the kindness of strangers". Considering that I haven't read the book or seen the film I hope that she isn't talking about sex cause that will totally ruin my comparison. Though it does remind me of something I have often thought..... How do people from the south even have sex? It's just too stinking hot and humid. Usually when it's that hot the human response is, "Don't touch me! you're sticking to me! You smell!" Now autumn! that's a different matter!
Alright, that's enough of that... back to Blanche DuBois.
There have been days when I have been surprised by the kindness of others. Especially when it isn't a part of a job description.. when it just happens, spontaneous and unnecessary. I had such a moment yesterday. It is no secret that things have been especially difficult for us lately. As a result, I lost my savvy club membership with the Parelli organization. Now, from a financial perspective, I had probably hung on to it longer then was responsible, but I really can't put into words just what it means to me. It provides the most incredibly supportive community! Support is something I have been needing a lot of lately.
Then it was gone and my answer was to just try and stay busy. But I didn't want the organization to think I was cutting them off or that this was a voluntary decision. I needed to not say good bye but rather au revoir, as they say in the movies. So I jotted an e-mail off and sent it to corporate before I could give myself time to think about it. Then the next day I received a phone call. I almost didn't answer it as I thought it was probably a bill collector. But I did answer it and it was Stacey from Parelli and she wanted to know what was going on. We talked for awhile. Then she did the most unnecessary thing. She gifted me a years membership. And the best part is.... there is a string attached. I am to update them on my progress with my horses. Considering that I live under the laws of crisis management, this is wonderful news!! I must get better to maintain my membership. I have a reason to put my horsemanship journey closer to the top of the list. I'm so excited. There's so much to do! I can't wait.