It’s been a difficult year and a half and would have been even without the COVID virus:
Major structural repairs to my house. The final hospitalization and passing of my husband after 4 years of ongoing medical issues including a series of strokes. The declining health of my 92-year-old father and having to handle storm and flash flood damage to his vacation cabin and taking control of all of his financial matters. The hospitalization of my father and his going into at-home hospice care. The diagnosis of an aggressive form of cancer for my sister who is living with Dad and has been taking care of him.
So I am very grateful for my blessing jar. Grandson Ben gave it to me, and on every strip of brightly coloured paper is an inspirational verse or quote. He will never really know how much it has meant to me. Whenever I need a lift in spirit, I read a quote and then place the strip of paper in another container. When the jar is empty I move the quotes from the other container back into the jar and start the process again. Each time, the strips of paper are placed back in the jar in a random fashion, so I read each one again in random order, but each one seems to fit that day’s need almost exactly.
Thank you, Ben!