Oh, I have been overwhelmed with gifts. I think my favorite part of each day is hearing from someone or another that they have been thinking of me and praying for me. To feel supported is an amazing thing.
I have received gift cards, gas cards, a recliner (especially wonderful, as I am yet unable to sleep in my bed), and even a piece of exercise equipment that I never dreamed I’d own. That one is a God-story all of its own. My dear, “breast” friend and I have sent things back and forth–how fun that has been! (See the post Meet Stacey).
As wonderful as it is to receive all these things, what have given me strength for each day are all of the notes–handwritten and online–that show I am on someone’s mind. The fact that someone has taken time out of his or her busy day to let me know God has me on His mind is incredible. It is not something I take for granted.
You know those days when someone pops into mind, maybe unexpectedly? Maybe someone you don’t normally find in your daily circle. Maybe someone from long ago. Take it as a nudge and reach out. That person may not be in a life crisis, but she may well be in need of a lift or a reminder that she is not invisible. I’m here to tell you it makes a difference.