Is it just today, or do we remember to share our love every day? I am sitting here trying to view my computer screen through gooped up eyes as I reminisce about the many blessings and love I have in my life.
I feel as though I’ve been “hit” with a lot lately. Dad has taken a turn for the worse, and then I came down with what I guess was the flu. My muscles and bones ached so bad all I could do was sleep. Next I end up with conjunctivitis in not one but both eyes. I could sit here and feel sorry, but what I really feel is blessed.
I was fortunate enough in the past week to see my Dad’s strength and courage. What I am experiencing is minimal in comparison. He remains in good spirits and is satisfied with his life and his destiny.
You know I am. I live each day as if it were the best day of my life… Or at least I give it a good try!
I have so many fantastic experiences and have only shared a few. Sometimes I feel spoiled with all the fun times and memories. I have to say today that not all times are good. Those are just the times I personally choose to “Dwell” on. I focus on the goodness in life so my life is good. This is something I learned not from one, but from many lifelong friends.
This past week a few mentors in my life paid visit. They came to share their LOVE with my Dad. They do it every day with out even knowing it. While they were here my heart filled as they walked into the room. My Dad shared stories about me with them and they smiled because they know where I came from and I know they had a plethora of memories flying through their minds.
We chatted and shared and I felt the LOVE throughout the room. No, it wasn’t Valentine’s Day. They do it every day.
I felt more warmth and caring, good vibrations as another family walked into the room. They have been at my “table” throughout my life. The chief, comandante, head of this family is also a HUGE mentor in my life as I know it. He was shocked and amazed as he received thanks from me for all he unknowingly did to influence me as a child. He was not just a hunter, but a “hard-core” hunter and I hung on every word when he told his hunting tales or when I got to tag along.
I spent an evening listening to tales of duck hunting, elk hunting, guiding and many other adventures. We laughed and smiled until our sides and cheeks ached. He could spend days, weeks, months sharing these influential stories and not a one makes you frown. It is this influence that I hope to have on others as well.
As I sit here and try not to touch my matted eyes and blink to wipe away the clouds, all I can say is if you have the time, count your blessings. Show your love. Someone is paying attention to you when you don’t even know it. You are a mentor to someone. Be happy. You are loved and this life is a good one. Happy Valentine’s Day!