Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Thoughts at Bed Time

What a day. As I bathed Little K tonight, I yawned and told her how tired I was. It's just been a long day with heavy thoughts, yet hopeful thoughts. Our last report on our friend Emma was: "7pm update: Emma is recovering nicely in the PICU. She is amazing! Clapping in a rythym and singing "Hungry, Hungry Hippos.""

At Little K's bed time, I couldn't help but to think of how blessed I am to have a healthy child and a community that can raise up a family through thoughts and prayers. Everyone should have this.

After Little K went to bed and Trent returned home from a meeting, I finished reading the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Here's one of my favorites from the book:

"In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generousity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices."

Until the next nap time...

6 comments:

Amy said...

I've been thinking about that too - just Be Thankful all the time and not keeping track of who or what we are thankful to or about. It's a little bit like paying it forward - be thankful, do something someone else can be thankful for - eventually everyone has plenty to be thankful for and hopefully everyone is enjoying it. We have a lot to be thankful for at my house this season and good news about Emma is just one of those things. We aren't close to her family, but have that connection of old classmates and kids the same age. And they have reminded us of how quickly and totally things can change. They are people Just Like Us and it's too scary to think of bad things happening to people as ordinary as we are. So Go Emma Go!!!

Susan said...

What a wonderful thought, Megan! Great news about Emma too. AMEN!!

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Joy said...

Megan, this book is the one I gave to my biz partner Tracy a couple of years ago. She made the Gratitude Beads as a Thank-You gift for me. This book literally has changed our lives - body, mind and soul. It is a wonderful read for anyone!

If you want to chat more about it, it will be a Book Club book when the movie comes out next year. Take care, Joy