Well, I got the biggest shock and surprise of my life yesterday evening.
About 7.30 pm comes a knock on my door, can't move as fast as usual these days thanx to this annoying slight to moderate CVA.
I open the door and there, standing in front of me smiling are 7 of my Counseling Clients, ages ranging from to 28 all smiling and asking to come in, how could I refuse.
First thing I get is, " We heard on the grape-vine about you being in hospital and having a slight stroke, now we have come to repay you for all the good things you did for us and NO saying NO either."
One thing I learned over the years is, when face with any group contain 5 females and 2 males NEVER disagree...LOL.
So I had to sit there like a frog on a log, saying nothing, doing nothing while they discussed, organized, re-organized and worked a Roster system for helping me out, something I might add that I am NOT very used to.
The end result is now that I have a "roster system" where at certain times on certain days, my yards will be cleaned, weeded and lawns cut, my laundry will be done, folded and put away ( something I am not renowned for and hardly ever do), housework, such as cleaning, dusting, etc, shall be done my gardens weeded and tidied PLUS these wonderful people have DECIDED that ONCE per week, or even more if weather and my recovery permits, I am to be taken out for trips in the local areas, picnic/s in a park over even a short one day only Fishing trip to the river about 0 kilometres away AND the ONLY EXCUSE for NOT going is illness such as The Plague, Delhi Belly or a note from a Doctor.
When I was permitted to "interrupt (LOL)" they listened but simply and firmly told me " You gave us all reasons to go on, to get out of the hells we were in, to become who were are today and not to just give up, go on boozing, drugging and selling ourselves, yes we know you always told us the we owe you nothing and will never owe you anything, you did good to and for us, now sit back and let us give you the same."
Okay, I admit that at hearing that I had tears pouring from my eyes and streaming down my face but inside me I knew that this was something way, way any monetary reward anyone could expect because IT came from the HEART and not the Pocket.
After hugs and hand-shakes all around, we then settled down to an evening together not as Counselor and Clients but as good and long time friends enjoying each others company, exchanging news and information, etc, and parted company, temporarily as I was informed, with smiles, hand-shakes and hugs and kisses from the ladies.