A MESSAGE I NEEDED TO READ
A very dear friend of mine sent me the following meditation with the simple message, "I think this is why you do what you do". Well, I must admit that it was such an incredibly timely message, as I have been feeling that "what I do" is quite frivolous and that I could be spending my time with much, much more important results. You may have noticed my lack of posting for a couple of months. My mother has been with us since Christmas, and while she is very non-judgmental, I have been sort of reluctant to spend so much time and effort on setting pretty tables and featuring design trends, etc. It just has seemed much more important to sit and chat and let her lead the conversations wherever she wanted. I hope that this message from the Henri Nouwen Society, taken from Bread For the Journey, touches you and gives weight and validity to "what I do", which is always meant to be my expression of gratitude, joy, and appreciation to the people around my table.
HERE'S WHAT SHE SENT:
Thank you to my friends and family who allow me to express this quality of fellowship. And thank you, Isabelle for sending me this thoughtful message at such an appropriate time.