A Farmer – Dumped – A Reflection

These little reflections A Farmer and Dumped were authored by Akiane kramarik between the ages of 7-11 in her book titled My Dream Is Bigger Than I – Memories of Tomorrow – Part Six Page 259 – “You will need your own copy of this book to view the full text of this poem.  I limit quotes for the purpose of discussion and to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes.”

The featured image I choose for this reflection is a perk I received as a reward for renewing my lease at the fabulous apartment community where I rent…I had to wait a number of months after lease renewal to receive my perk…So that by the time we received our reward points I was thrilled…Good things come to those who wait and waiting for rewards is good for us because during the waiting period we learn to be patient and to be more grateful than if we get everything handed to us on a silver platter…I decided to turn my coffee maker into an occasion so that every time I make a cuppa coffee that is an occasion…An uber eats driver gave me this lovely thoughtful thank you note…It made my day and I incorporate her thoughtful thank you note into into my occasion…I choose to live according to a staycation mindset…I work from home and I do a lot from home so my home is like a home industry and I am being very industrious…I am in the business of raising my son to adulthood and as part of that process I home school my son and I teach my son how to help out at home…My son can do laundry now and he can fix modest meals…Part of my cottage industry is my you tube channels and my blog though I make no money from these hobbies I enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideas with the world…I also email our fabulous management team where I rent conceptual thank you photos showing my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the fabulous amenities and perks as a rental resident…I encourage folks to be sure to pay their bills and their number one bill is house and home…The first bill I pay each month is my monthly rent…I pay this bill on time with a smile and in a spirit of sincere gratitude…I pay my phone bills and other bills that are manageable for me to pay…I then do my grocery shopping…I can appreciate how in hard times as parents if you are faced with the choice of paying rent or feeding your family that feeding your family must come first…I respect that which is why it is not my place to tell struggling families what to do…What I do is simply share why it is important not to believe the hype that non payment of rent or mortgage payments due to Covid-19 is safe…For ones like me non payment of monthly rent is a recipe for disaster…If my little tips help others in some small way then I will have done some good in this world…These are trying times to be sure and many folks are stressed out…I am no exception…I do not handle stress well at all…Ways I learned to cope is this…I keep busy and I turn small things into happy occasions which keeps me positive and sane…I appreciate everyone who prays for me past present and future and everyone who has been kind the same…Kindness does not cost money and kindness goes a long way with most folks…At the end of this reflection I will share my most recent staycation mindset free tips and hacks…In A Farmer — Akiane writes…”Even when I sleep my fingers keep on planting”…I left out a portion of this reflection to build the mystery that is Akiane Kramarik and to encourage my readers to purchase your own book of this amazing prose from Akiane online…Also, to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes…In Dumped — Akiane writes…”Accessories of selfishness — dumped abilities in the dumpster”…My grandparents on my fathers side of my family owned a farm and were Irish farmers…Farming is dedicated hard work and from sun up to sun down farmers keep very busy…I dedicate this reflection to all of our hardworking and dedicated farmers and share croppers who deserve the greatest respect and gratitude which sadly these workers do not get enough of…Share croppers are often overworked and under paid…Though I must say in Ireland and around the world a very beneficial arrangement often existed between share croppers and their land owners who often gave these good workers lodging room and board and three square meals a day and modest pay for their hard work…During the great depression these arrangements were common and were for the most part very beneficial for all parties…In Ireland my grandparents had a very peaceful and beautiful relationship with the travelling community known as the gypsies…These travelers were decent folks who had been forced off their land and as a result became nomadic travelers…My grandfather and grandmother were noted and loved for their strong beneficial relationship with the traveling communities…My grandparents would observe travelers trespassing their farm land but would not mind and say sure they only take what they need God love them and God bless them…In Ireland for many years they gypsies were loved and respected and treated very well by the farming communities…Many gypsies were very good at crafts and would make useful items for your home out of tin…The gypsies never had much and so their crafts were very much appreciated and well received during the hard years in exchange for food and supplies in the ancient age old barter system…Sadly with the changing times bad people have infiltrated the traveling communities so that many are corrupted and behave very badly…Consequently, it is difficult to trust a soul regardless of religion race color creed and social status…This is very funny…Prior to moving back from Ireland to the USA while living in a small village in the countryside in Ireland…I encountered a lovely couple from the traveling community who were settled in a house and were by all accounts decent industrious hardworking folks…This couple purchased some gently used items that I was selling…I experienced the age old joy of giving this couple my food because I was moving and could not store my food…I formed a very respectful socially distant business friendship with this couple…I told them that I did not want to offend but I would be very pleased to give them my excess food to feed their family…I also told them I would not mind in the least if they choose not to use some of the food and end up discarding it…Because I would be obliged to discard the food anyway…So I left out my decent supply of excess food and that couple stopped by and helped themselves…This experience warmed my heart and I donated what I could to that couple in honor of my own Irish farming grandparents whom I felt would be pleased to know this age old ancient tradition is still alive and well in Ireland…That couple proved to be a wonderful source of help and in the age old bartering system…The husband was very grateful and helped me to do some difficult tasks as I prepared to return back to the USA…I gave that couple my Irish mailbox because I could not bring that thing with me to the USA…Upon my return to the USA I got an email that mail was delivered to my Irish mailbox…I had forgotten to inform the post office that I had moved…So I simply emailed the Irish post office my unique Irish mail box number and explained the situation at hand and they took care of it…So that no more mail would end up in that mail box with my name on it…That experience was rather odd since I instructed that couple not to use my mail box…I figure it was an honest mistake and easily remedied…There is a lot that goes into moving both nationally and internationally to be sure…I had to update with the Irish revenue and government that I had moved back to the USA and as such had to formally cease and desist trade with Ireland via the Revenue governing body…I got all of that done and found the staff whom I dealt with to be very helpful along the way…In Ireland I was known as Lady so and so for my electric bill and Queen for other stuff which was a lot of fun…I would always see oh I am royal alright a royal PIA – an acronym for pain in the ass because I get stuff done…I do not have any other deep thoughts except to say this…Be the best you that you can be and do not hide your talents under a bushel basket let your light shine and do your best to be less selfish and more self less every day by beginning at home and then branching out to the communities around us…I myself do the same…Check out my latest dramatic entrance you tube clip for my home theater…

…………Namaste…………

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