We have begun to read a book that is full of tender messages: My Grandfather's Blessings by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. This book was into my heart before we started. I loved this book simply because I had connected with my father on him telling me about this book. Life. Connections. Relationships. Blessings.
Most of us have been given many more blessings than we have received. We do not take time to be blessed or make the space for it. We may have filled our lives so full of other things that we have no room to receive our blessings. One of my patients once told me that she has an image of us all being circled by our blessings, sometimes for years, like airplanes in a holding pattern at an airport, stacked up with no place to land. Waiting for a moment of our time, our attention.
...life might be easier then but far less genuine. Perhaps the wisdom lies in engaging the life you have been given as fully and courageously as possible and not letting go until you find the unknown blessing that is in everything.
Contemplating for an evening of sharing with other ladies and this last paragraph hit me. Rising Above Adversity is the requested topic tonight. Is blindness an adversity? Some moments, YES! Mostly, however, I reflect on the above reference and see so many blessings, lessons learned, beautiful relationships and inner strength gained.