Saturday, July 12, 2014

Facebook helped me realize how blessed I am!

This might have been a perfect post for July 4th. Sitting here this morning and perusing Facebook like I usually do in the morning, I came across a post in my knitting group that just touched my heart. I don't know why but maybe it's because here in the United States we take something as simple as enjoying a morning cup of coffee for granted?  I will be thinking of this girl as knit....

Hey guys, I just wanted share something that happened to me yesterday.
I live in Israel and, as you might have seen on the news, the situation is pretty scary here now. There are rockets falling all the time, and when they do, a siren goes off, warning all residents in that particular area to go to a safe room (most buildings have a shelter for that). Where I live, I have a little over a minute to get there before the rocket strikes.
Anyways, last night I was working on a simple pattern, but with a lot of repetitions that I need to keep track of. The sirens went off when I was trying to count my stitches, and I have to admit, I started panicking more because I was going to lose track of the pattern than the rocket itself... lol
I ended up taking my WIP with me to the shelter and the neighbors were staring at me like I was crazy...
On a side note, I'm so thankful for being able to knit right now. It helps me keep calm and not obsess so much about the situation. When I start to worry about when the siren is gonna go off again, I try to focus as much as possible on my project, and it helps me calm down. Talk about a good therapy!

Talk about blessed!! Yes I am and I will be hard-pressed to forget that any time soon. 

1 comment:

  1. wow! the power of crafts. they really do keep us sane. thanks for this val!