Here’s what I’m grateful for this past week:
- Shelter and food to eat plus clean water to drink.
- Being stranded in the middle of Meyer Woods with the man God blessed my life with almost 39 years ago.
- Health and welfare of our three children and their families.
- A long drive in the countryside to see what Spring is up to, and she’s up to a lot!
- Frontline workers in Portland, OR, who show up every day putting their lives at risk to care for others.
- A Facebook group providing a place to seek help and receive it in these times. The group name is Pandemic Partners-SE Portland.
- Neighbors who check on us; a couple next door and another couple behind us.
- A phone call from Rivers East Village checking in to see that we’re doing OK. (Also see Village to Village Network.)
- Reaching out to others in our community to check on their needs.
- Continuing recovery of a dear friend after a serious skiing accident two weeks ago.
Quarantining is like being cocooned. We are waiting mostly in the dark,
and we don’t know what form we will take when we emerge.
But I imagine it will be beautiful beyond our imagining.
Take these words with you and while cocooning, think on those things for which you are grateful.