Grateful (immensely so) for people in my life that know their way around a freakin' computer.
I lost a document today. A file I had spent two hours on.
And yes, I saved it! I just couldn't find bloody where!
And this is so not like me. I have been writing material for more than five years. My computer is FILLED with files of writing. I *know* how to save and store.
Today utterly baffled me. I actually felt ill.
And he couldn't rescue me (yes, I pulled the damsel in distress card, cos I frickin' was!), cos he didn't have remote access for my computer. He was at work. I was at home.
When I wasn't feeling ill, I wanted to cry.
So anyway. I made tea, wasted time on fb and continued to feel sorry for myself.
Until he got home.
Bless his cotton socks. In less than two minutes, he'd found it.
And I nearly cried. Again.
It was in the trash - AGAIN, don't ask me how! I didn't stick it in there! Well, obviously I did, didn't I!
Anyway, it's all better now *smile*. Unpleasant memory forgotten.
But something ace did come out of my time on fb this afternoon.
In the last 24 hours, I have received three gorgeous, gorgeous messages from some amazing people. Messages telling me how much I'm loved, treasured, valued. I love receiving these kinds of messages - who wouldn't! But I'm always sad at the idea that soon after receiving them and enjoying them so much, they will be lost. I thought that I would love to have a place that I could put them all together and be able to access them at any time - like when I'm having a shitty day, or feeling particularly crap about myself.
So I thought - why not do that?!
So I have *grin*.
I now have a private blog, entitled Treasuring Me. I record the message, the context, the date and the author. The title of each post is one word. A word pulled from the gifted message that the author has used to describe me. I have recorded the three messages I received over the last 24 hours - and two received since then. I also accessed some old messages received last month and included them too. Wanna know what words I have received so far?
Some messages contained more than one beautiful adjective, so I was challenged to just choose one.
I put an invitation out to fb, to see if anyone wanted to join me in doing the same thing. Creating a journal of gorgeous things people have said to you. Something to access when you're feeling less than gorgeous. I received a wonderful response *smile*, which utterly warmed my heart.
I think it's a beautiful thing to be reminded of how awesome we are. And I think it's extra special when we're the ones doing the reminding *wink*.
A message of awesomeness, I received in the post today.