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A Surprise Thanksgiving Blessing

Yesterday was a sad day for me.  I guess the upcoming first Thanksgiving is sad and that shouldn’t be a surprise since most people I have spoken to have told me that the first year is hard to bear…so I know that.  I believe in synchronicity as well ~ so when I decided at the last minute to brave the grocery store and ran into the neighbor of my sister-in-law who had lost her Mom 2 years ago, we began talking and ended up in the health aisle for 45 minutes, catching up on our lives and telling our sad stories to our kindred spirits.  We laughed, we cried, we understood, we hugged and others around us went on with their shopping while we bonded, we connected and we allowed ourselves to be understood by another soul.

And it felt good to open up and be heard, be understood and be loved.

When I arrived back home, I was tired and sad.  I had other errands to run, but I felt I needed to just ‘be’ for a few minutes and that’s when synchronicity hit for the second time that day.  The doorbell rang, followed by loud, insistent knocking at my front door.  I wasn’t expecting anyone, but on my porch was a delivery man with a beautiful flower arrangement with a gorgeous candle in the center.

Who would send me a Thanksgiving table arrangement that is simply so beautiful?  I anxiously opened the card to find that my friend Mary Louse, a childhood friend with whom I’ve rekindled a friendship via FB and by my Dad’s death.  Inside the card, it read:

Let there be a bright light and not an empty chair at your table.

And I burst into heartfelt tears of gratitude right there on the spot…what a blessing to be thought of in such a special way…and what a special message to make my sadness and bereft feelings lighter to bear…yes, lighter (pun intended)…and as I lit the beautiful candle, I said a prayer of thanksgiving to Mary Louise, to God, to the Angels and to whomever gave me the synchronicity of such a special day of angelic hugs no matter where I was.  I am blessed…and I am ever grateful.

So today, on Thanksgiving Eve, my thoughts go out to all of you ~

May you know how much you mean to others,

May your bright light of kindness shine through the darkness,

May you know that you are loved.

I give thanks to all of you who read my blog…and for whose blogs I read and enjoy.

Thanks for being YOU!

Take everyday to show your love to others.


P.S.  I had to use the program Snip-it again because of the way the 3 panel card was laid out ~ I couldn’t seem to copy it properly so please bear with me!  But this is the card I sent her…I wanted her to see the extraordinary flowers which encompassed the table arrangement.  Aren’t they beautiful? xo