I enjoyed the most ordinary day yesterday; gardening, arranging flowers, and even went for a drive after dinner, simply to enjoy the early summer evening.
But later a text arrived with disturbing news; my youngest daughter had cut her hand badly. By the time I was informed, she was on her way home from the ER. She’s going to be OK, but it is fairly serious, and I’m shaken to the core.. it’s what parents do, they feel their children’s pain like it’s their own.
A lot of my blog content has been based on the practice of gratitude with my weekly “Sunday Sundries”.
I never take an “ordinary” day for granted… I’m always grateful… but I’m suddenly struck by how a person can’t “stockpile” their gratitude. When bad things happen, and they do, it’s hard to find the silver lining.
Today, I’ll be sending my daughter flowers, love, and cyber hugs (and looking for that silver lining.)