There are inevitable times where work and life in general can get you down. There are times when your hand is in your head in disbelief at the world and peoples reactions within it.
Today was a day that I was feeling down with no specific reason, a fatigue from a busy workload, pressures on family time and a chronic health condition flaring up , no doubt all contributing. Whatever the reason I was down. Then I received this gift of the mug pictured here. The smile at not only the humour of the gift but the appreciation of someones effort to show appreciation. I do receive notes of thanks and gifts of appreciation and often their timings are impeccable and definitely can change my day.
As I reflected on this, whilst consuming the rather weak tea from the vessel I was exposed to another gift, this time not a gift of a physical sense but words from a survivor from the dark day, expressing love for ALL, representing us as a garden that is more than its parts but together a wonderful tapestry existing as one garden.
March 15th was a horrid, black day but it was a day that also positively shone the light and showed a response of love and togetherness. A gift that if we take onboard and learn from can enhance our day.
My gift to you is a snippet from the memorial from the inimitable Steven Demetre Georgiou aka Cat Stevens, Aka Yusuf Islam. The words spoken by survivors and leaders really deserve to be viewed by everyone but my indulgent gift is this piece of music performed this morning.
"Kia Kaha We Stand Together"
Petrina Duncan, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, and mother. Writes about events, news issues and health issues.