People are down right amazing.
After I posted last week that I wasn't feeling well I experienced an outpouring of love. Sometimes I am so touched by how kind and thoughtful people are.
I had a wonderful friend stop by to see if she could take Bridge for a while so I could sleep.
Another incredible friend dropped off some delicious soup.
And still another neighbor chatted with me for a while keeping me company, then after some time I found out her husband was out of the country for ten days.
I do believe I have learned my lesson.
two things actually:
# 1. There is no need to complain.
Otherwise you will be humbled.
In my case I was humbled through the sincere graciousness of good hearted people. And I felt pathetic in my murmuring.
# 2. Act.
I had people text and call or write me messages of well wishing, it was so nice.
Then three amazing women did not wait for an invitation, they took it upon themselves to help me.
The shameful thing is how many times I have had the thought throughout my life:
"Oh I should call so-and-so and see how they are doing, see if they need anything."
Yeah right. Have you ever when someone asked if you needed anything truly took them up on it?
"No, I'm fine, Thanks though."
I am sure is the response 99% of the time. Because of the typical response I don't often even make the phone call.
But since when do we need permission to serve?? When the act of service is performed it is never unwanted. Often the emotion encountered is overwhelming gratitude.
And that is what I felt, intense gratitude for these ladies, whom if they would have asked I would have denied them on the spot.
So I have decided I want to be more like them. I need to start acting, I know I won't regret it.
and in case you are wondering, we are feeling much better round these parts. night and day difference.