Roscoe's Notebook

nightmare

Thank you, Joe Saine!

Your advice has pulled me out of the darkness!

Let me explain first the darkness, then how Mr. Saine helped me this morning.

The entry for today in my daily Standard Notes log opens with:

Though this morning's health metrics were very good, last night's sleep was not. Haunted by another UPS-themed nightmare, the 2nd this week and one of the very worst.

Waking with the frightening confusion and stress of that nightmare still very heavy on me, I automatically began moving through my habitual morning routine. One of the very first things I do every morning is go online and check my bank balances and the recent activity in my primary accounts. Thankfully, I found that all was good – exactly as it should be. And I proceeded to make the appropriate entries in my books.

Sitting back in my chair then, I breathed a sigh of relief. In these times of general unrest, it was comforting to know that my financial situation was running smoothly under my control. I was grateful to be maintaining an organized system of proper budgeting and oversight. And I noticed that the stress of last night's nightmare was rapidly dissolving.

That was SUCH a good feeling: the lifting of that stress! And I realized it was the sense of order that came from the disciplined following of my organized system that was key to pulling me out of the horrible darkness I woke with.

And I remembered, once again, the lesson drilled into me by Mr. Joseph Saine, my middle school math teacher over 50 years ago. Every day, in every class, Mr. Saine taught that “organization is the key to having a good and successful life.”

Over the years others have smiled with amusement at my note taking and record keeping. Some have commented, and not in a complimentary way, that I'm the most organized person they know. But being so organized has helped me many times, and this morning particularly.

Once again, I thank you Mr. Saine!

And the adventure continues.


Published on 05 September 2020, ~12:30 CDT, this is my post number 65/100/365 of the https://100daystooffload.com blogging challenge.

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