"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Friday, September 16, 2011


Welcome to
Feel Good Friday!!!

Erika had found that a lot of her bloggy friends reading posts about being positive, so she thought she might try her very own meme. She just wanted everyone to feel good and have some happy thoughts as you begin the weekend.  Go over to her blog for the details.

"The Girl" is busy constructing a new website so for the time being this feature is being hosted by lia sophia tomgirl.  She has a great blog, be sure to check it out!

What made me FEEL GOOthis week?
This week hasn't really been about 
something that has happened 
but more about something that is happening tomorrow night. 
Tomorrow night my high school class is getting together to 
celebrate all of us turning fifty!

We didn't have a 30 year class reunion so some of my classmates organized this party which I have been really looking forward to and dreading at the same time.  For the past 10 years with the exception of family get togethers, my children's school events, and going to my church when I worked there, I rarely leave the house.  It has gotten worse since I lost my job at the church in 2009.  These days a trip to the doctor, getting a haircut or even just a trip to Walmart can send me into a full blown anxiety attack.  

I used to be outgoing, volunteered for everything, went out with friends but that all changed after my accident.  A few of my classmates came to visit me after the accident and I have seen one or two occasionally over the years, but tomorrow night will be a monumental step for me.

My daughters did take me to get my hair done earlier this week and with the exception of a little upset stomach on the way there, I made it through and had a good time. We went to a new place and the stylist was wonderful, handling my anxiety and making me look good and feel great.

The big step will come tomorrow night. I haven't been in a bar in over 10 years, I haven't seen most of these people in twenty years or more because I had conflicts attending the last couple of reunions. I am sure I will have a great time, if I can just make it through the door.

I am asking you for some prayers for strength and confidence and hopefully next week I will have a bunch of pictures to share.

Now tell me
What made you Feel Good this week?
I hope you will take a moment to share!


dollycas aka Lori said...

Yes, Erica made the logo, I can't wait until she gets back, she has been gone so long!!

Sparkling said...

It's great that someone has organized that and everyone will get to see each other! I hope it's a great time and reconnects you to people who have fallen by the wayside.

Peggy@Peggy Ann's Post said...

I will be praying for you Lori! I hope you have a great time. My husband has anxiety issues too and we don't go out much.

Vicki said...

Will keep you in my prayers!

Nise' said...

I hope you are able to go and enjoy yourself as you celebrate!