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Presence, companionship, support
I received kindness, love and peace today.
Presence, kind words, company, sharing sorrow and joy, a listening heart, a deeply touching note on a card, being together in a restaurant and sharing delicious food, precious advice, all offered by a dear friend with a big big heart. She is such a treasure, a beautiful soul. May blessings always be with her.
In a lot of ways everything, my grandparents were second generation, the children of immigrants who came over to work fields trying to escape famines and brutal colonial rule ravaging their mother country and they worked so hard and were so frugal all their life, passing that onto my grandparents whom I was fortunate to spend a lot of my childhood around who then passed that onto me. I learned from them the value of frugality and consistent hard work, not giving up when times get hard and how to survive even in hostile environments as they encountered a lot of outright racism which they handled with grace and deep awareness of their worth. Everyday I live I am the benefactor of the love of loved ones and the love of strangers, I’ve been given a lot I feel and have every moment of my existence someone’s gifts to me that I have to be thankful for.
I have an incredible lineage having grown up in a beautiful place, the mountains and oceans raised me, the trees hugged and comforted me as I napped in their limbs, the birds sang their songs to enlighten my soul … and I was and have been always been given many gifts without having been asked for anything back, there was no memo of what I needed to return one day, these were all given out of the deep awareness that we all are interconnected, giving and receiving continually. Every breathe is given to me, fully, sweetly without any expectations, so I lean into these gifts and find in this moment perpetually grace.
I enjoyed the day with two really good friends. I am grateful having wonderful people in my life. There are wonderful people all over who care so much..
One of our son’s stopped by this morning to see us. I loved that!
And my husband has been “working” the rummage sale. Something I really appreciate that he does.
Many friends stopped by the sale, too, and the conversations, the warmth… I treasure those conversations as gifts.
My ex got the liner of my winter coat redone.
The gift of rest and sleeping in to recharge from an eventful and sad week, and honoring my boundaries by letting me know of plans made so that I do not have to worry.
Boundaries – I slightly modified our family plans at the last minute this morning and my wife not-so-subtly reminded me of the value and importance of follow through.
Acceptance. I’m not always the easiest person to be around. My partner sees through all that.
Also, snuggles from my cat. I love it when he buries his head in my lap purring.
My husband always gets up earlier than me and cleans the kitchen. He takes pride in making sure all the dishes are done and countertops clean. It is lovely to wake up to.
My partner has presented me with an invitation he extended unilaterally which impinge on my time and space both days of this Thanksgiving weekend. The gift is an opportunity to learn forbearance and flexibility, to rise above irritability and feeling “put upon”, to choose to transform it into something positive. I can already feel my energy shifting as I share in this hospitable space.
Wow, Elaine. You are amazing, and a role model for me. 💐
Good for you, Elaine!
A wonderful phone call from my grandchildren….pure joy!
I am in love with a wonderful guy,! Joy, giggling laughter, big smiles, on and on….
Last night, I could not fall asleep and was awake until 2 a.m. … and my thoughtful husband gave me the gift of being able to stay in bed much later than usual for me this morning. Thank you, dear one.
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