Every Tuesday during chemo I was blessed to have a massage therapist come in and give me a massage. The last massage I received I realized that this person's job daily is to help others, like me, with their healing touch.
Then I started looking around and thinking about how every person there on the chemo floor, from the administrative assistants and volunteers to the nurses and custodians, are there to help others in some capacity.
As I laid back, I pondered more and thought about how every person, no matter their job, helps others. For example, a parent helps their child learn and grow, the cashier helps you check out, the teller helps you deposit your money, the garbage man helps you get rid of your trash, the construction worker helps us have safe roads to travel, the firemen help those in need, the lineman helps keeps the lights on, the realtor helps you find a home, the teacher and paraprofessional help the student learn, parents at work help provide for the family's needs, etc.
Rather than thinking of people having jobs, what if instead we looked at how people's jobs help others?
It made me think...
What if we walked through our day today and chose to look around us in search of all the people helping us, through their jobs, get through our day.
What if we went one step further and chose to thank each person we noticed helping us today by simply stating, 'thank you for your help today'?
I invite you to join me to...
Pause. Breathe. Pray.
May we open our eyes to see the gift of others helping us today. May we use our voices to say 'thank you' for the help they are providing us. Such an interaction would be a blessing to those we thank and to ourselves; nourishing both our souls with the gifts of appreciation and gratitude today.
With gratitude and hope,