Sally the Tax Lady!
Would ya just look at that smile?
But better yet,
would ya just look at her desk
and to think
it spills over to her bookcase,
her chairs around the desk
she knows what each and every paper is and who it belongs to!
Yep, and she still has time for a HUG and that most beautiful smile.
This woman is one of the true treasures in life, with an enthusiasm and love of life that fills my heart.
But oh those papers could just scare a person to pieces as I got a first hand glimpse as I dropped in to hand off some last minute "papers in a bag" for her!
But mostly I stopped in to get my dose of
"Lovie Hug" and that awesome smile right here in the last laps of tax time for them.
Did ya really look at that desk?
I'm thinkin a big ole' chocolate cake is in order to take there this week to her and the staff; maybe decorated with just numbers on top and the sides,
you know just numbers!
sort of like that.
Might give them all a break from the work they are now doing from sun up to beyond the sun setting and I do believe they are working 6 days a week over there now.
Lovie has a quote that she uses all the time,
I would like to share it as it speaks so beautifully:
“Live each day, love every moment, expect the best, laugh often, breathe deeply, pray earnestly, keep dreaming, give thanks. Let miracles happen."
Anne Castle - 1999
As we do the end of Tax rush, and folks are getting the last of papers together,
while not fully appreciating small business and the hearts of women like "Lovie" aka
I had to show and tell you a bit about her!
This beautiful woman loves to help others, has never advertised for business that she used to do sitting around her kitchen table!
It has grown over many years from word of mouth... a woman who stands with beauty, with honor, whose word is her truth and manages a smile through heartaches while having a staff who work and adore her.
She now works in a building and all are in a bustle there yet take time to greet you with a smile by name, and you can see that they love her and their loyalty is evident.
Her walls reflect her clients knowing her and her likes, from art to photographs, to awards given based on her good deeds,
and teddy bears in the lobby (one dressed to imitate her) as she donates bears for children each year!
I think at last count she had purchased more than 35 autographed copies of
She says she likes to have them there, so that she can gift them to certain clients that she feels may benefit from the words and seems that right before I arrived, she had gifted two!
Ah, who but sweet Lovie, could have a desk like that on the week of April 15
and still manage an authentic smile
for me to capture on film?
Only one with a heart as big as the ocean
and who in tax season while working to help others still finds time to listen to their hearts and reaches up to gift them a copy of
Healing Heartaches as they are leaving!
So for today,
I leave you with the thought that
one woman has made a difference in the lives of many, in a world of numbers
starting at her kitchen table
over a cup of coffee!
Now seeing so many, working so many hours, yet still has time for a hug and a smile, dressed in bright colors, with energy to beat the drum of love.
And oh I am blessed by her and those who work with her as they fill me up with their goodness.
I'm a bit like Lovie's Mother Rustee that she loves who is on the other side though... as she told the stories of accounting and taxes. She said that her beloved Mother would take her hand to her head as though to faint, and exclaim,
"Oh this is giving me a headache"!!!
Yep, I'm alot like her Mom, sweet Rustee,
just the thought of it makes me want to faint, grab my forehead and feign a Gone With the Wind moment
"Ohhhh this is a bit much, I have a headache"!
So I am thankful for Lovie
and this flower
matches her outfit
and that I can relate to much more than
This one is for you
Sure hope all of YOU got those paper bags of numbers, expenses and W-2's/1099's and all that jazz together and where it's spose to be by now!
And, if you already got your goodies back from the IRS, hope you haven't spent it all and now waiting for next year!
I wish you a day of
Walk in Beauty,