Meister Eckhart once said if the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
Today I am celebrating some of those things for which I am grateful. Right now. That’s all. No big philosophical insights to share. Just a whole lot of appreciation for The Divine and the life I have and the people I love and a few unusual days. So here is the list for now.
An early day that turned into a trip to the emergency department and a two day hospital stay. Where I experienced the best of caregivers. How could I be so fortunate to be affiliated with one of the best health systems in the country? Heck, the world? Safe and sound and surrounded by people whose mission is to make me well and comfortable.
Two really super bosses (you know who you are, Jim and Bill,) who each helped facilitate my recovery.
A surprise visit from my dear sister who came to help at a stressful time with her quick laugh, great hugs, delicious food and warm feet when it was us, curled up in the bed together talking and laughing – just like the old days.
A walk around the block with my dear husband and funny dog – both of the humans recovering from being under the weather, the dog doing its job leaving pee-mail on every post possible, having missed four days of regular walking and communication.
A dear friend who just happens to be one of the smartest people I know in the profession needed most at this very minute.
Flowers and delicious bakery treats from caring friends.
Diet Cokes and Nabs (if you have to ask, they are the orange crackers with peanut butter and the best ones are made by Lance – sorry Nabisco but you all make other good things) delivered by co-workers who just wanted to help.
Knowing that, truly, all I have to do is reach out and there is someone there to return my touch, to be there when I need it.
So much more I could say. But tonight I am just saying thanks. Because that is the best prayer I can offer to the Great Divine who never fails to show up precisely and exactly when needed.