It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. It’s amazing to me how everything can be going so badly and then one little thing can change your perspective.
So recently I have had my truck break, my daughter’s truck break, flat tires, and more. You name it, it has happened. I was feeling pretty down until the news came on last week. The entire screen was nothing but a brilliant orange. You could almost feel the heat just from the picture. It was live coverage of the Saddle Ridge fire.
As I watched the screen I thought “oh, those poor people” and what would I grab if I only had 20 minutes to leave my home forever. And then my husband said something that snapped me into a different awareness. “Isn’t that Grama’s neighborhood?” So now I am looking at the details of each house as the chopper does a spotlight in the dark to capture glimpses of the houses being devoured by this hungry, fire dragon. As I catch photos of lattice work, patios, and stucco I am looking as each frame looks more and more like Grama’s home.
So the next day I call Grama. No answer. And the next day…and the next…and the next. Four long days go by and I finally hear that friendly “llllooo”. I can hear the weariness in her voice but she is back home. And I ask how she is. She is tired but grateful she has something still to clean. Three doors down they were not so lucky. The entire back half of the house was devoured by the dragon.
My problems seemed to fade as the reminder that life is sacred and to be cherished comes beating to the front of my brain. So I will remind you to take time for what matters, or should I say “who” matters.
Remember to put in to those that matter to you.
With inky fingers,