As I reach my 40th post into celebrating and observing lent 2021, I’m reminded of how often I need to express gratitude. My sister and her family are visiting, and I don’t see them often. Benji is high-fiving Ana my niece, and his actions say it all!
I have 10 more posts to go. Already more than knee-deep in my spiritual observance, I don’t know what future posts will look like. I do know that I’m more aware than normal, of the sun as it gently brushes across my face; soon will turn to a bit of burning.
I’m aware of the kindness I see from strangers to other strangers. Of the support, sympathy, empathy, and caring through these difficult, stressful times.
I express great gratitude to my higher power, for all I receive and am able to give.
I’m not an engineer of any kind, but I try to engineer my life as best as possible. Bridges allow us to get from one point to another, because there’s too wide a gap to get to the ohter side otherwise.
As I continue to observe lent 2021 in my own way, I realize more than ever, and most especially with COVID-19 being a constant threat, how important it is to be the bridge for others. It amazes me how often I will run into a situation involving family, friends, even strangers, that I allow myself to be the one to connect whatever needs connecting, to get things done.