Thankful Thursday 25 June 2020

The last Thursday in June, we’re half way through the year. 2020, please slow down a little!

I’m so grateful for WRTI; I’m so grateful that Philadelphia has a classical and jazz radio station that extends all over the world. They’ve helped make holidays special for my friends overseas and yesterday was a day that had me verklempt. Wednesdays are At Your Request, from noon until 3pm, they’ll play any classical song that is requested. I decided to dedicate Pachelbel’s Canon to the memory of Mrs. Davenport.

Debra honoured my request at 12:32, and read, “this is a request from a listener member in King of Prussia who always requests beautiful and amazing pieces, who is dedicating Pachelbel’s Canon in memory of Mrs. Davenport.” The song played and it brought me to tears, she ended it with, “lovely remembrance for Mrs. Davenport from Jessica in King of Prussia.” Oh my, I teared up a bit, but it was therapeutic.

Besides Mrs. Collier, who once asked me after she retired, if I was the Jessica that was always making requests on WRTI. We laughed. Well, yesterday, I received an e-mail from Mrs. Brown. It was a forward from one of her friends who asked her if I knew Mrs. Davenport. The rest of the e-mail said:

“There is a request that just came in to WRTI from Jessica in King of Prussia in memory of Mary Davenport.
It is the Pachobel Canon.
Ask her, and if it was her, please tell her that I heard it and was very moved.”

I’m so grateful that my selection also brought someone the comfort and peace; and even though the song brought us to tears, grief is healthy and from that grief, we remember the loving and good times.  Debra was on vacation today, but after I finish this post, I want to e-mail her and thank her for remembering Mrs. Davenport.

Yesterday after I was done, one of my co-workers at my full-time job asked me for my work. She was going to print it for me so I don’t have to come in one day next week. I finished my appeal letters and I felt very grateful for that kind gesture.

I’m having an off day today. Since working from home, printing to the office printer doesn’t work. I have to manually save it and it’s tedious. I didn’t save the medical records for the appeals, someone is printing my work for me and I feel so bad that I missed it. Most projects we don’t have to appeal with medical records, just the EOBs. Medicaid requires it, but they don’t usually pay. We’re disputing payment because they paid us triage rate instead of emergency.

Anyway, I saved 200 of the records, then my co-worker told me she couldn’t print all of them, so she was going to print out the rest. Only 100 more. I just feel really bad because she’s doing her work too. I feel bad asking for help sometimes, especially when something new is tedious.
Thankful for Kathleen because she said, “don’t worry about it. We’re not perfect and things happen.” She ended up finishing my last project after I figured out regular printing isn’t going to work. I did most of it, but she finished the first 100 for me. Next project, I know how this will work and can do better.
Once things return to “normal.” I’m going to return the favour and help her with her project. If she’s out, I’ll pick up her work to help her.
I’m also thankful for Marsha, Christina, and my parents. What are you grateful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 25 June 2020”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    It was a wonderful gesture on your part to remember Mrs. D. by requesting Pachelbel’s Canon be dedicated to her memory and played on Philly’s classical radio station. Your kindness also touched others who listened to WRTI that afternoon.

    I am familiar with Brooklyn Duo, having occasionally seen their video performances on other blogs. This is the first time I have heard them play Pachelbel’s Canon. It’s a beautiful piece, no matter which artist performs it. Canon in D also makes me verklempt whenever I hear it because it was used as an “anchor tune” in the NLP motivational seminars I attended in the 80s. Typically, it was played at the end of a vigorous day of workshops. The lights were dimmed in the seminar hall and the participants reclined on the floor, closed their eyes and meditated as Pachelbel’s Canon was played over the hotel’s P-A system. The experience was transformational.

    It was nice of your co-workers to be kind and understanding and to step up and help you when you encountered problems completing your task. You are exhibiting kindness and generosity in vowing to help those who helped you as soon as you get the chance.

    I am thankful that I am still healthy given that the virus threat continues to spread rapidly throughout Florida. The Sunshine State is one of the three worst states in terms of new cases.

    Stay well and enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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