This post is in honor of those people in our lives who by being there with a smile, a word of comfort or the patience to listen, have changed us forever.
I imagine all of us have had moments and maybe hours when the world looks bleak. Yes?
This week has been one of those weeks when I have been tested. It all started out quite simply.
I lost one of my car keys. Do you know how much those new fangled electronic car keys cost? I managed that one though; ordered a new one, choking a little on the cost.
Then the Stouts Fire started and my world was fire and smoke and making decisions about what to pack. I am handling that one. The fire crews made that possible with their generosity and skill. My hubby Ray and sons have been a source of comfort too.
Poignant memories of past losses got jumbled up with current challenges. I felt like a swirling mix of grief, uncertainty, anxiety, humble appreciation, awe and a little “ticked off” at car key costs. I was at the edge of “too much.”
Then my cell phone chimed telling me I had new messages on facebook. I opened it up to find several tender notes from people I had never met. Their connection with me brought me back to peace and joy.
I have watched many people connect with others, sharing a moment of gentle caring. Maybe it is a checker at Safeway or people passing each other with a smile. Those brief moments of connection allow us, allow me, to take a deep breath and once again face life with peace and joy.
I made this video with some more of my art to thank you for connecting with me and with the people in your lives. You make a difference.
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