August 15, 2021
The days seem to pass quickly—which is a good thing, for sure. I somehow keep busy, but couldn’t tell you what I did yesterday to pass the time. I do know that this time of year I visit our small garden and pick tomatoes and raspberries. I love doing this simple but fruitful task. Our garden has gotten smaller as the years pass, especially since I am unable to really tend to them. But still, every little ‘bounty’ makes me feel good. I often send a silent prayer of gratitude as I pick.
In a couple of weeks my ‘college gals’ will be arriving to give Keith a break to spend some time with Steven and Haley. These friends are gifts from heaven, that is for sure. I have no words sufficient to tell them how much they mean to me. And lest I forget, there are many friends in town who do the same. These ‘dates’ remind me of the time I spent with hospice and visited on a weekly basis two women who were institutionalized. I read short stories to them and reminisced about ‘old times.‘ Each visit was a new one to them, and allowed me to fell as if I had brightened their day at least for a short time. And now here am I experiencing the same gift!
Overall, I do believe humans try to be kind and generous. And the few that don’t, I hope keep quiet. As the Beatles sang, we need more love. I daily offer my gratitude for having so many people who love me and share their time with me.
Soon my youngest granddaughter, Coleen, will be leaving for college. I am so happy for her, as I know she will thrive and love college. Although I may not be on this earth to see her accomplishments in adulthood, I know I will ‘know’ them and smile. As I will as I ‘see’ so many other accomplishments my family will complete.
Keith just came into the kitchen carrying four eggs…I brought in three this morning, too. I dearly love to witness his pride in raising chickens and ducks. He never ceases to amaze me in his versatility and inquisitiveness. And these days, his patience with me.
Soon will be our anniversary, I’ll have to take some time to recall how many years.
This morning I’m sending love through the Universe to my family, friends, and ‘guides’.