Saturday, August 8, 2009

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.


We all have talents. Some are veiled and some are in the open. I have several friends that helped me get through the first few days after Jonny's accident. Lynne helped with the logistics of getting the memorial organized, and driving me to see my son Brandon to tell him the tragic news. Crystal gathered the pictures and the stories of Jonny with me, his brother, his family, and his friends to decorate the display board. Peggy and Ruth were able to comfort me, with their empathetic abilities, having similar losses. My sister and Mom, comforting me and only wishing the plane from Florida brought them sooner. My friend Debbie, whose comforting words, caring and the ability to know what else I needed, such as bringing a wonderful stew, to nourish us and keep my strength up.


The list goes on and on. The talents and kindness continues....all of these people were put into my life at different times and different areas. I know that God put them into my life for a reason...I am forever grateful for their love, their comfort and their talents....


What talents do you possess??

10 comments:

  1. Whether it be a talent or not, I feel we are all called to help one another in whatever way we can, be it just listening with a caring heart, guidance when asked or sustenance through good food and practical help.

    I know I would have been lost without so much help when Mario passed away, so it was even heartening to watch my children working so carefully on the beautiful memorial boards they did for his funeral.

    blessings and hugs,

    marcy

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  2. This is beautiful, Sandy. Your appreciation of others is I'm sure the reason you were so surrounded by love, support, comfort and concern. I'm glad you were encircled by this wonderful care.

    As far as my talents, I'm not sure. But I'd like to think I'd provide a soft spot for someone to land on if they needed it.

    Love and Prayers,
    Eileen

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  3. Sandy, a beautiful post and I am so happy you had the love and support to help you through the worst of times.
    The best of times for me has been using my grief to learn, grow and help others in my own small way.
    May you always be circled by wonderful people who love and encourage you.
    As water seeks its own level Sandy I have found that people of "like mind" also seems to find their way to each other.
    We, in bloggland all care for you and want to support you as much as we can. As Eileen has said, it is because of your appreciation and just "being you" that brought all of those wonderful people to you in your darkest hour.
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend...:-) Hugs

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  4. Hugs and love to you, Sandy...
    A beautiful post.
    J.

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  5. Hi Sandy, just popped in to say hello and I hope you are doing well....you haven't posted in awhile so I am thinking you must be very busy with school starting. Take care my friend and know that you are missed....:-) Hugs

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  6. Sandy...are you OK. I miss your posts...and I do hope that you are doing well.
    Love,
    Jackie

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  7. Your blog is so nice. I am turning 50 soon and am surprised at how I do not feel like I thought I would feel at 50. How about you?
    Nancy

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  8. Hi, Sandy, just stopping in to say that I'm thinking about you and hoping you are doing okay. It's almost three months since you last posted, I'm hoping that means you are happy-busy with no time left over for blogging!

    Nice music!
    Love and Prayers,
    Eileen

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  9. Hi Sandy, just popping in to say I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving....keeping you in my heart prayers......:-) Hugs

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  10. Hi, Sandy, just stopping in to let you know that you often pop into my thoughts.
    'Hope you are well.
    All the best to you,
    Eileen

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