I’ve missed being here in my own little corner of cyberspace! I had intentions of beginning again when my little people started back to school, but an unexpected accident (are accidents always unexpected? Was that redundant?…I apologize…I’ve been through a bit of trauma in the last few days and am hoping to have my wits about me again before the end of the week…but who knows?)…anyway, I’ve been in and out of the ER, doc’s offices, and surgical center with someone in my life this week. I’m looking forward to some peace and quiet (does that really exist?) soon. Maybe.
So, I’ve been thinking since the opening of 2013 on the blessings I receive through the generosity of others and how recognizing their kindnesses gives me energy to go out of my comfort zone and bless the lives of others.
Take last week for example. I spent one day having a friend and her children visit…and, while we chatted in the kitchen, she grabbed a rag and began wiping down my stove. She inquired whether or not it would bother me (and it didn’t, so she continued).
We also were able to have dinner with some dear friends in their home. They let our children meander through various activities (including helping with dinner and dessert preparations) while making our family feel welcomed, valued, and loved. And my heart was full.
So, the next day, as I thought of a friend who was suffering with sickness in her home, I prepared a meal to take to her family. I felt so happy and grateful to be able to spread around the kindness and feelings of love that had been recently extended to me.
As we have had this trauma experience as of late, I have continued to be grateful for the helping hands, encouraging emails or phone calls, and the prayers offered in our family’s behalf. We have been blessed beyond measure through this experience.
I hope that 2013 finds you well and happily filling your days with love and light! Sending hugs to you and yours! (I’ve missed you…and writing…and blogging…and hearing your stories!)