I walked into the living room and saw my husband on his cell phone, clearly trying to catch something, and asked, “Anything good in here?”
Gently, he declared: “Yes, you.”
“Oh, that’s so sweet!”, I responded and thought, my ‘If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em mentality’ had started to pay off.
I grabbed a blanket to sit near him as he tipped his phone toward me.
When I saw the display, I sat on the couch by myself instead.
As I reclined, he laughed, caught Wailmer and blubbered something about me being a gift in his life.
Now I understand the Pokemon warning. Remember to be alert at all times. Stay aware of your surroundings.
When your husband announces he bought you a new winter sweater, and when he starts laughing,
…you realize it’s not only virtual
…but he also exchanged your own coins to buy it!
Embrace your uniqueness, make new friends, take a walk once in awhile and capture the moments!
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
– Proverbs 16:9
When there’s need to focus on something besides the daily news, that brings back a multitude of negative thoughts, so you focus on inane things, take a walk and end up hatching a new memory.
Thank you to my husband for helping me forget, showing me how to heal and gifting me a seven-mile egg, the result of which is a beautiful testimony to my newest Valor collection.
Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace.
– 1 Peter 4:10
During my quiet walk in the cemetery just before dusk, I discovered a friendly backward snake. He was purple, all coiled up and easy to catch. He had a lot of candy with him too. When I noticed that, I made him evolve right in front of my eyes.
The transformation just happened to complete my required 5 evolutions research. The reward for finishing this field task put Chansey into my life!
This pink Pokémon was also my lucky seven. He completed all 7 steps of my field research challenge. I was so glad I had the balls to continue!
Most people would have been intimidated to try to catch a Raikou. I accepted the challenge and selected a golden razz berry to assist with the capture. Throwing my best curve, one ultra ball did the trick!
I had stacked the Pokédex and there can’t be a more dramatic scenario. I was thrilled with my evening stroll, felt alive in the local cemetery and walked home with my buddy.
Now all I need are more friends!
I am finally at a point in my life where I go to the gym every day. I don’t just show up either. I battle it out for the best result. On the days I arrive later than usual, and the gym is already full, I at least visit for a moment and share my fruit with other gym members. I am the ideal team player.
My loyalty is to my team, regardless of the benefit to me. How can I not support ‘Redbeard’? My husband has a beard and loves redheads, so it makes sense that he’s a teammate. I also had a cousin, Sonny we used to call him, that died young. This is why I consider gym mate ‘Zombie Sonny’ to be family. Then there are gym members I feel obligated to take under my wing like ‘Apathetic Bill’. He will be charged up with motivation when I finish with him.
Stop by the gym. I may be red in the face but I am there with my buddy every day. If you too are red, Team Valor, help me to show great courage in the face of danger. If you are the Rapidash of another color, maybe we can still become friends. I may just give you a gift. Every day, I am loyal to a fault.