Someone posted a video of a man saying goodbye to his wife on social media. Some things really are private. As I watched the video I felt guilty for the invasion of privacy, but I couldn’t turn my eyes away from it because the sheer rawness of emotions was overwhelming. As she lie dying in her hospital bed she reached up and touched his cheek then told him, “I love you. I love you”.  As the phone fades away we can only assume that she passed. I’ve seen death both ways. I’ve seen the long illnesses come to a blessed end, and I’ve seen death make a swift appearance. Doesn’t matter, both ways are painful. Death is not our friend. As the tear rolled down my cheek I said a prayer for the man I’ve never met because he’s going to have to get up in the morning and realize that the woman he loved for 60 years is no longer there. It makes me think of Merrill and Sigh.

They say if you send your love out into the world it will never return void. Doesn’t mean that bad things aren’t going to happen, doesn’t mean that we’re going to be protected from life, it just means that our love and compassion is going to fill someone who needs it. The Blessing is that the Golden Rule is going to apply as someone is going to show love and compassion for us. My Mercy Rule is if the Merciful are Blessed then I’m gathering up as many points as I can get. I also believe that if we send our prayers out into the world, a prayer is going to find it’s way back to us. As I watched this painful private moment on social media I said a prayer for this man. The irony is that my gift is not in prayer, but in mercy. I’ve been known to scan the lost and found pages and pray for pet owners….LOL….I’ve prayed for contestants on game shows….I’m a compassionate person, it IS my gift…as a Introvert Sensor, I guess my prayer counts too, and if Prayer is an Act of Mercy, and Mercy is Grace, then maybe I’ll be Blessed one day too……. When we send out our love, whether it be prayers, thoughts, compassion, mercy…it will be put to use, and it will come back; which is great, because I need it. Some things are private, but I suppose it gave me an opportuity to pray for this man, who has my heart today…..life sucks…..but it’s oh so beautiful too…I think the blessing is that we get to chose which one…it is. Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show Grace and Mercy to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Tuesday.

I could never say goodbye to him....sigh.
I could never say goodbye to him….sigh.

 

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