… and remember how as a child your arms could rise and your palms turn out to bless the world. (Tobar Phadraic, David Whyte)
During such experiences there has always been a person, or persons, who stepped forward and asked what they could do, or who knew me, and perhaps my family, well enough to show up in person.and offer comfort, food, time, a memory, maybe a box of kleenex, a walk among the trees. Kindred spirits have always been near in one way or another.
Good morning, Diane! I hope that you and your family are well. Are the temps quite hot where you are living? We have had every kind of weather except snow over the past week. Blessings, my friend!
“Though miles may lie between us, we’re never far apart. For friendship doesn’t count the miles, it’s measured in the heart.” (Author unknown, found in the book Distilled Genius by Susan Branch.)
R&R today. I’ve done some deep cleaning over the last couple of days. My hands are wrecked and my body weary. So I’m going for easy as much as possible.
When I moved late last fall, I was blessed by those who came to help me. Living alone, living on 3 floors, and having my share of physical limitations, this was such a gift. I researched and made calls to 3 different sources. Each of them showed up on time, carried items away, gave many items to those in need, cleaned up spaces, were abundantly kind and understanding. Then my family came, one couple from across the country, and shined up the place as it never had been. No questions asked, jus...
When I moved late last fall, I was blessed by those who came to help me. Living alone, living on 3 floors, and having my share of physical limitations, this was such a gift. I researched and made calls to 3 different sources. Each of them showed up on time, carried items away, gave many items to those in need, cleaned up spaces, were abundantly kind and understanding. Then my family came, one couple from across the country, and shined up the place as it never had been. No questions asked, just “we’re here.” Music played, photos sorted and shared, and when we walked out the door, the place was shining. Icing on the cake, wonderful and hard working movers, young men brought my items across the state, timely, respectful, more kindness. Blessings all around … and I am still so very grateful.
Dear Diane, Blessings on this Tuesday Day of Prayer, my friend. I hope that you and your family are well and enjoying your own new home area of the country. From C.S. Lewis: “Friendship is born at the moment one person says to another, “What? You too? I thought I was the only one.”
Hot coffee, a heating pad and visiting here, all after an actual full night of sleep, which almost never happens anymore.
I offer my thanks to hard working health care practitioners, and personally, to the doctor who kept me alive. I offer my thanks to those who run food banks and shelters. I offer my thanks to those who speak truth to power. I offer my thanks to those who nurture, feed and care for the children of the world.
Calm … aka lack of anxiety. Since moving, I seem to have a lot of anxiety and feelings of uncertainty.
On this Prayer Tuesday, hello to Diane. May all be well with you and your family, my friend!
Memories of so many blessings in my life … wonderful people who were (and are) there for me, experiences … some unexpected like going to seminary for graduate degree, hiding in the woods as a child (often with a book) or getting to know the trees and lakes (still doing this), becoming a mother and grandmother…
Barbra Streisand is singing in my brain … “Memories … “
Breathe in deeply and out slowly. I often put my hand over my pounding heart to remind me to do this. If another nearby seems panicky, I may try to make eye contact and bring them into the slower breathing. If the chaos is within a group/gathering, I am not sure what I would do, though I generally avoid large or unknown groups.
Great idea! Thanks!
Beautiful, Anna! Thank you!
Lovely! I miss all my day lilies from my former home. All those colors!
Happy Sunday to you, as well, dear Ose! Blessings in these days and the days ahead, my friend.
Agreed, all the way around, Kevin. Thanks.
Dear Diane, thank you! I was away from home and computer all day … my sister was visiting from Florida and we were out and about. I wish you blessings and peace my friend, today and in the days ahead.
Mary, it is good to find you here! I’m happy for you that your recovery is going well. I went from a 3-story home to a one 6 months ago, and it has made a huge difference. As much as I loved my last house, those steep stairs had to be left behind. Laundry baskets carried down 2 steep flights … not fun!
Peace and joy to you!
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and brother, pkr. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Blessings and peace to you, my friend! I am a little late!
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