A friend posted this Disney quote on facebook today: "Where there is kindness there is goodness. Where there is goodness there is Magic".
Today has been a day chock-full of kindness. Other people's kindness, given to me, and I am grateful. On day 7 of the dreaded influenza, day 5 of not having a voice, and day 2 of pink-eye, I'm avoiding going out as much as possible. The kids get to school and swimming lessons, but I'm doing the best I can to stay in and away from others. A couple of friends got together online today and arranged a care package to be dropped off on my doorstep early this morning. Not only was there some much needed kleenex but also chicken noodle soup, 3 premade meals that just need to be heated and served, and a case of gingerale. And it wasn't just cheap no-name kleenex, but the plush ultra soft variety. Oh, my nose is so grateful.
So today I am staying steadfastly grateful. I feel really awful, actually, but the kindess of others has made this a less bitter pill to swallow, and as soon as I am over this and back to feeling alive I'm going to find ways to pay this forward. There is magic, then, alive in the world, in the goodness and courageousness and kindness of others.
Ladies, The Meals Maven (and her sick family) are so very thankful for you. You know who you are, and I will always be grateful.