Daily Prompts: Pat on the Back

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Tell someone you are proud of just how proud you are.

I was very proud of the teenager, who came to shovel my driveway.  We had at least 30 cm of snow the previous day including high drifts because of the storm.

I was thinking how I’d clear the snow, added to my problem was the city plow which dumped hard blocks of ice at the end of our driveway.

I sat on my settee trying to figure out what would be the easiest way to get it done, my daughter was out of town, my student moved to another place, it was a trying situation for me.

After my early morning prayer, I asked God to please help me find someone to help me clear the snow. At exactly 8:30 am my phone rang, I thought it was my daughter, no, not she it was my neighbor,she asked me if I needed someone to clear my driveway, someone was asking her if we neighbors, wanted our snow cleared.

I was ecstatic, “please send him over  to my house,” I said.

A tall thin guy came to the door, asked me if $20.00 was  too much. No I said, I’d give you $5.00 more. He began shoveling and soon my driveway was cleared, I then asked if he’d mind shoveling my  patio. He did that too. Such a lovely person, I was impressed by his work. I did not think of giving a pat on his back,but I gave him  extra money for lunch.

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Book Review: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

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A Book Review: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene 

This is my 8th book. I still have 17 more to read to meet the challenge of reading 25 in 2016.

I liked the book it is simple and concise. There were some highs and lows. The author managed to put his point across.

The main characters were :




The story revolved around these three.

There were others who had the supporting role.

Parkis was the detective employed by Bendrix to follow Sarah.

The end was somewhat tragic, one I didn’t suspect. There lies the beauty of the story. It makes it interesting and urges the reader to keep reading to know how it ends.

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