Today my post is a super quick one, but an important one.
I wanted to "take five" to say thank you all so very much for your support, your kind messages and comments, your condolences, prayers, good thoughts and all of the other ways you have supported us in the last few weeks.
Many years ago I was taught that whilst it is perfectly acceptable, and we do it all the time and there is nothing wrong with it, to ask in prayers for things to be fixed, support and any other needs we have, it is also a good thing to give thanks for things too. It isn't just a one way street with praying.
Hopefully I have always been grateful for what I have, but many years ago I made a concerted effort to not only be grateful, but to tell others that I was grateful for them, the things they did and so on.
So today of course I want to express my gratitude to you all, to acknowledge your kindnesses and to say how much we appreciate them so very much. Somehow though, and perhaps for the first time, these words do not seem significant enough. I cannot find a big enough word to express what I feel.
When I read posts and someone has sad or difficult news to share, and especially news of a death, I try and leave a comment expressing my love and support and that I am thinking of the person either mentioning prayers or good thoughts depending on what seems appropriate for the person. Those words often seem insignificant to me and I wonder as though I should say something "more" or "better" in some way.
Let me tell you though, just a simple "thinking of you" or "so sorry" means so very much when you are in the situation. To know there are others there is a wonderful thing and you don't need a lot of words for that.
Which leads me back around to the thanks that I started with and all I really need to say are these two words which I will leave you with. I think they say it all and are meant with the greatest sincerity you can imagine.
p.s. linking of course with Five On Friday, see the other posts and link up here.
p.p.s sorry I have been all rather wordy lately and a little deep. Things will cheer up soon I promise! I also have more crochet coming soon too!