Light ’em up.

I had a CAT scan today.  I could make more tired jokes about CAT scans.  But I won’t.  Although it is difficult for me to resist.

I will take a paws from it.    Ahhhhhhh.  Holy-Kitty-Crap!  I couldn’t resist.

Back to the day.  Whenever there is a time when we are not feeling our best, be it the common cold, or a major surgery, it gives us a new perspective.  It gives us time to think.  It makes one incredibly grateful for times of good health.   At least, that is the way it goes with me.

And when we have to experience the medical profession, it gives us a greater awareness of the wide array of people in our world. You meet the “all of them” when you visit the hospital.  The good and the bad.

Today I noticed that some people seemed very unhappy, or upset, or unaware.  From health care workers to other patients, I found this to be true.  And that is the deal.  Everybody has their “thing.”  It seems obvious that this would be true of other people getting treatments.  They are there because they are sick.  And when we are sick, we normally don’t flit around the cottage like Snow White.

And then there were the medical people who were less than happy.  They too, were not feeling good…. about something in their life.

On the flip side of that… I met a LOT of every day heroes.  The kind that care, and act with kindness, and compassion.  From there very little things, to the great big things.  I swear they are diamonds.  Golden.  Little Magic Happy Faeries.  They touch my heart to the very core.

This reminded me, once again, how lucky I am.  I have SO many beautiful, wonderful heroes in my every day life.  My partner, my family, my friends. Even acquaintances.  I am blessed beyond words where this is concerned.

Even though my body doesn’t feel so great, my heart if full with gratitude for these people.

Rosa Parks once said… “Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.”

What we do…. who we are… goes on an on an on.  It ripples.  It touches other people in ways we can’t know.  Even in times when we are not at our best, it is important to try.  George Eliot said that in any moment, we can start again.  “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

Those beautiful people abound in my life, and I am thankful. As Buddha reflected.  “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”