Pennies from Heaven: Swoon 30
I hung out with my dad yesterday, just long enough for him to make me feel better. It’s been a while so it was super comforting, especially during the current situation. My dad died in 2004, but he has been visiting us (in the form of a cardinal) since the spring after he passed. That’s a story for another time, yesterday he came by to give me a love since have been stressing out, trying to keep my family near and far safe. I think he wanted to say… Kat, you can only do the best you can do.
My dad had lung cancer. We knew he was going to die so we had the gift of expressing our thoughts. In one of our final conversations he said, “We did the best we could”. I think my parents were normal, awesome, flawed, and spectacular. His statement was a gift. We can only do our best, and if that isn’t perfect…it is good enough.
The great thing about everyone doing their best… is that we all have different bests. If we all share our gifts, our bests…and let others do theirs, we have a pretty beautiful world. I am thankful for those giving us their gifts… providing food, medical treatments, vaccination research, art, music, and most importantly, emergency response to those in need. I am in swoon of the hospitals I design for, getting material out to the masses at record speed, keeping people informed and safe.
May we all do the best we can, and then some, to get through this hard time. Remember to watch for pennies from heaven, pink clouds, and cardinals… we have our loved ones watching over us… and that is about as big a swoon as one could ever get.