The holidays left behind some gifts for me I never expected. I had more people, friends, relatives in my home than I have in a long time, including the clutter they leave in their wake. The weather broke all records for snowfall in the recorded history of our region. The boiler ran out of oil with the record low temps. The alternator died in Humphrey the land whale (my volvo)The tax forms have all come in and are staring me in the face. I have lost hours at work due to closed highways.
SO.....what was my gift? I had a realization. Amidst all this chaos I am surrounded by the most loving people. My mother called everyday to lift my spirits, one friend snow blowed the driveway more than once, friends just pop in for ice cream and coffee. My boys make sure the wood bin is filled and the fireplace is kept going.
I was really feeling poorly there for a while until my heart heard what all the chaos around me actually was.......just sharing
Many blessings for your new year!