When we see through our hearts, we recognize that every single one of us is infused with creativity. Divine Sparks are embedded in everyone and everything. It's up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new. Join me as we wake up to the sacred-ordinary blessings waiting to greet us each and every day.
I have been so blessed to have Alicia Brown as one of my physical therapists.Her compassion, deep listening, knowledge and skills are aiding my body to heal. Three weeks ago her family’s life turned upside down when her husband Chris was diagnosed with leukemia. They found out yesterday that he will need a bone marrow transplant later this summer and will be out of work for a very long time after that. This loving family of four (they have two sweet little girls) could really use our financial support at this time. When I asked Alicia if I could add a link to their Go Fund Me page on my blog, being a person of humility, she replied, “No, you don’t need to do that.” I responded, “I don’t need to, but I want to. There are few things I can do in the world to assist others, because of my own illness. Please let me do this small thing and ask others to join in, give us a chance to do something good. This is why we are here on earth, to help one another.” She cried in appreciation and agreed to allow me to share their story and post this. That said, I hope like me you will open your hearts and pockets, click the link below, read more about her family and offer a donation.
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Friday, July 22, 2011
A River of Stones: July 22
Bed covers smoothed
Sage matelesse blanket over sky blue sheets
Breakfast tray set across my lap by my beloved
Say motzi-- take a bite of toast
Exhale into a slender mug of tea
Steam rises up, the fragrance earthy, familiar
Swallow pills-Open emails
The world is filled with kind people
So many encouraging messages
Comfort washes over me
I’m ready for the home-health nurse to arrive
My favorite (they are all sweet, but she is especially dear)
The sun falls across the quilt my friend Sharon stitched with gentle hands for my birthday
It is directly in view, draped over the glider I nursed my daughters in as infants A surprise early phone call moments ago from my father My parents sister and brother-in-law are traveling in Norway My brother called early last evening to wish me well
I feel loved-Contented-Surrounded by blessing
Ready to meet this day with a grateful heart
I was interviewed recently by my blogging friend Jidhu Jose...it is postedheretoday.