1) Praying for others makes me feel useful. When I learn a friend is concerned for a loved one, I ask their name and jot it down. My prayer list is a good thing.
2) I’ve learned a lot from the loving people in my life. They show up and give me a ride to the doctor. A ride to church. A ride to the ER. They bring groceries. They bring or send me flowers. They send a lovely card in the mail. (I’m talking U.S. Postal Service here.) They’ll spend the night to be near me and keep me company while I rest.
3) It is good that my son does not have the health challenges I do. I pray he never does. (And it’s a good thing that his girlfriend is finishing up nursing school. She takes good care of him.)
4) I get to wear old soft T-shirts and all my comfy old pairs of Levi’s 501 button fly jeans every day.
5) When I wash a load of pajamas or “sleeping clothes”, it doesn’t matter if they are forgotten and left in the dryer. They will still all be just fine to wear.
6) I only have to put gas in my car every 6 or 7 weeks.
7) My Rescue Cat, Grace, rescues me right back – every hour of every day.
8) When I sit and use a heating pad on my painful abdomen, it can also double as a food warmer while I eat my chicken and brown rice pasta.
9) It’s easy to learn who my friends are now – I don’t have extra energy for those who aren’t.
10) The ocean will always wait for me. That is a very good thing to me. (I took this picture at Corona del Mar, CA)