My heart goes out....

There are so many places that I would like to be right now....but I can't be...so my heart goes out...
My heart goes out to my very good friends in Baltimore who are dealing with several family problems...I wish I could be there for my friend, Lori to make a cup of tea and have a cookie or two so that she could take a moment for herself as she faces the medical problems that her husband, my good friend, Marc is going through....My heart goes out to a friend who has a 4 year old grandson who just was diagnosed with cancer...My heart goes out to Pat in Atlanta (and Lisa) who has a son, a young father who has been very ill, but continues to fight the good fight (and yet she took the time to write me to sooth my soul)...My heart goes out to all the families that I see in the Oncologists office as they sit silently with their loved ones (of all ages) ... My heart goes out...My heart goes out to my friend, Chris who has difficult decisions to make...
Perhaps I have not been aware of the things that have been going on around me before now...perhaps they did not hit me the way they have before now...perhaps my heart is growing with compassion for others as well as myself...perhaps my eyes are being opened to my surroundings more...My heart is going out today....I am sending positive energy and healing light ...I am sending love and compassion to all who need it today....And I am going to focus my energy on the wonderful things of life today...the little things...the one thing that will make me smile...the one thing that perhaps will make me laugh... I am going to focus my attention on LIVING rather than on dying....My heart is going out today to all those in need...and I will be more gentle even with myself...

4 comments:

Barb said...

Just wanted you to know that you touched my heart today....

Brenda said...

how beautiful--while going through your own extremely difficult time right now, that you still have room in your heart to love on all of these other souls-I am so very glad to be your friend
bb

Lisa said...

Dear Pattie, thank you for keeping us in your thoughts. We all seem to have something or things we go through in life. My husband & I lost our son almost 10 years ago and some how we thought that was it, but it seems as though life can just be that way. Making my art seems to help me through all our journying through this life. Have a good day

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry you are going through this very hard time with your husband. I didn't know. Having now delt with cancer myself and my husband having two brain surgeries, it is much harder being a caregiver. You feel so helpless, and it is a very demanding job. I remember my life totally stopped for mine. I had hoped for that in return when I was sick but men are different, at least my man was. I think as women we just give it all. My prayers are with you Pattie. It is good that you have this place to let it out. I do beleive it helps a lot. I am now following this blog so I can be your friend through this rough time.
with love,
joanna