I am excited to be back posting my blogs. I have been on a medical sabbatical and am now returning to work part time. As I am writing this I am sitting in a Physical Therapy Office getting some heat on my back and leg. I do want to thank all of you who have called, written and prayed for me.
Julie is my therapist and has become a very good friend in this journey of recovery. She has a sweet smile, demonstrates care and interest and even remembers me from week to week. I try to remember people in my life because I know it is important to be remembered.
We have laughed and cried together. She has been very gentle and at time pushes me to do a little bit more, talking to me about my life’s journey, and pacing myself more. I am so grateful for her and her care.
We truly do need each other. Each of us brings our gifts. Sometimes we don’t even realize we are giving and most often it is the gift of ourselves. I find each person I meet has a gift to bring to me and hopefully, I have a gift for them as well. These gifts can be a smile, kind word, paying attention or simply praying silently.
I have had so many medical tests and situations over these last 6 months. I have found that everyone who cares for me has a story to tell and can use encouragement. I find that when I am kind to them, they are kind to me.
I love being a helper to others, but in these past months I have needed helpers. There certainly have been medical needs, but even more, I have needed people’s kindness and care.
I hope that as I continue my journey of life, I will be a better helper and friend.
Jesus had that ability to know what each person needed and be willing to provide it.
“…I have come to bring life and to bring it abundantly.” John 10:!0
Let’s all work to live our life abundantly and to bring life wherever we go.