Thoughts and Prayers
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart
Never, ever underestimate the power of thoughts and prayers. Hundreds of people who have crossed my family’s path in the past seventy plus years gathered to honor my Dad and to carry us through with thoughts, prayers, cards, texts, emails, calls and by being present to share or listen to stories. Many we’ve never heard, and some we have long forgotten. Some made us cry, many made us proud and even more made us laugh.
There’s a certain comfort that we are all on this journey together, that we really are connected and not alone. And we can, if we choose, have a tremendous impact on others with our words, actions, encouragement and prayers.
With heartfelt gratitude, we are deeply aware of our oasis of blessings as we make our way through this desert stretch of our journey. Whether you find yourself at the oasis or in the desert, reach outside of your current state and witness the entire landscape with its vibrant strokes of color amidst the grey hues. And in those moments of clarity, let a deep sense of awe and thankfulness touch your very soul.