We are delighting in the last days of summer sun–the sleep-in mornings–the late nights of eating ice cream and being silly together. We have had a tremendous summer! We Meyers have all remained healthy, safe, and had new adventures. We are grateful! I am grateful.
And yet… there is another part of me–a part that is not about me…
I have two friends with cancer, another in and out of the hospital, and several who are struggling with depression and relationships. For some, this summer hasn’t been all about road trips, making stripety bags, and baking brownies. For some it has meant hardship, headaches and hoping for better times.
Last week I found myself on the doorstep of several of these friends. Offering food (including bread of course!) and my time to just sit and chat. You do this,
and I do this.
Sometimes, it’s better just to give and not blog all over the place about it.
So I’ll stop there.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Putting it simply and concisely – thank you, Jane.
My dad is not well. I need to go and just be with him and give my mom a break more often. Thank you for reminding me… it’s not about ME or what I think I have time for.
Good to be kind with others and to seek to love…
I adore that Winston Churchill quote. You’ve very gracefully and succinctly reminded me to stay always aware of both the pain and the joy (I tend to fixate on just one or the other). I will remember your friends in my prayers today. So much love to you, Jane!
You’ve expressed so well how joy and sadness are interwoven in life, and in fact how we are all interwoven.