Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two Shoes Tuesday # 7 -- "Hope" / MidWeek Blues


There is Hope

Bad things list:
car problems
roof leak
worn and torn clothing
achy back
ingrown toenail
need groceries
behind in church pledge (and the rent)

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Josie said: "Get ready for the next round of Two Shoes Tuesday... a place to share what we enjoy doing most... writing! Each week I'll provide a one-word writing prompt and ask you to share a short story, poem, essay, thought, or photo relating to that topic."

The writing prompt for Tuesday, October 16th, is "Hope"
There is Hope
The elderly couple rocked on their front porch, lamenting the problems they were having with their car.  "If only the repairs weren't so high," said Sidney, "you'd think those guys that run the garage would have a heart."
"Well, Sid, did you ask for a senior discount?" his wife Louise asked.
"Yes, I did, and those lousy bums, they acted like the little bit they will allow would come from their own pocket."  Sid had a propensity for seeing the dark side of things.
"One thing going for us, we always have Hope."  Louise liked to keep cheery.
"That is one dang good thing, Louie, having Hope."
"It looks like it is going to rain, we'd better move our rockers in a bit," warned Sidney.
"Yes, let's do that, Sid.  Would you help me move mine, please?"
"Sure thing, Louie," he replied, "and would you help me with the buckets if it does rain?"
"Oh you silly old man, you know I will."
"Good, let us bring them in, for sure it is going to rain."
"Oh Sid, aren't you glad that we have Hope?" Louise piped up.
"I am.  And while we are being thankful, we need having Hope with all the trouble we've been having with the fuses blowing at supper time."
"And for the help when my achy back gets me down." Louise was adding to the list.
"While we are thinking of Hope, thank the Goodness we can bear to wear these torn clothes until the time comes."
"Hold on, I hear the phone ringing."  Louise always did have good ears.
"Well, who is it Ma?" hollered Sidney.
"Sid, Sid!  It is Hope.  Our little girl is coming for Thanksgiving."
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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did. Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE or BLUE THOUGHT, you don't have to write..
Rest in Peace,
dear Adi

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I loved this post Jim, it started my morning with a smile! While "Hope" in your story comes in the form of a person, I know in my own life that my children are my hope and my joy, and have also been my rescuers in times of trouble. Just as this couple raised hope with love, she will undoubtedly watch out for them and assist in their needs in their senior years. The dialog in your story was great fun, I can here an old couple on the porch talking thus, in some ways I could hear John and I in that conversation. :-) I also loved your list of woes at the beginning of your post, kind of puts things in perspective, doesn't it! A great post for our prompt this week, as always, Jim! I so appreciate your lighthearted but thoughtful contributions to Two Shoes Tuesday!
Perception is a wonderful thing. Sometimes it goes one way and sometimes it goes the other. Interesting to watch either way.

Have a terrific time on your trip. :)
wonderful post....reminds me that things could be so much worse!
There is always hope if we want to see it! Thanks.
This is a very good post, Dr Jim! The concluding sentence sums it up so aptly. This is very well written :)
cool post Jim. So glad this couple has HOPE....
What would life be without hope!?
Well I have had an ingrown toenail and the needle in the toe HURT! So things could get worse. I have to always carry a little flame of hope with me. Guess you will be going soon.

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