The world is full of beautiful, wonderful angels which show up in our lives, making our days a little brighter. One (Chris Bangerter) appeared in my life just yesterday. She called for no reason other than to thank me for participating in her life. What I hope she took from our call is that it is she who has given, and I am the recipient.
Her graciousness in initiating the call will never be forgotten.
I, like you, enjoy times when I sit and ponder the wonderful people in my life. I am reminded of how these individuals have enhanced my well-being, made my joy more significant, my load easier to carry, and my experiences truly meaningful. I then quickly realized that my existence would be significantly changed without them.
With these inner thoughts, my mind easily recognizes the importance of valued relationships. My knowledge is magnified; my ability to grow and improve is limited to participation with others. My hope is that I have given at least something equal to what I receive.
The message delivered beat me to the punch, leaving me embarrassed I wasn’t the first to react. You see, this angel has given more than she has received. She has always lived in the spirit of giving.
I can’t imagine living without the experiences so often shared by significant people willing to share. I know we live in abundance. I have perfect knowledge of what they are receiving due to their generosity. Let me, however, have the ability to communicate my feelings of gratitude; for I know how it makes me feel.
Don’t let another day, minute, or second go by where I am not expressing openly and willingly my deep appreciation of those participating in my life openly and willingly. Whether it be a perfect stranger offering help or a lifelong friend who has assisted tirelessly, it doesn’t matter.
To each of you who have been in my life, whether for a moment or for a lifetime, I thank you for the meaning you have brought into my life!