Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format.
This will not be the typical Sunday post. These last two days have been a roller coaster of emotions and I don’t have it in me to do a full post. Sometimes a break is necessary, and I hope you understand. Actually, I know you all do, so thank you!
Friday went from one swing of things to celebrate: half-day summer Fridays at work, our 27th anniversary complete with one of the best dinners I’ve ever had in my life, and helping fill response bags for 14 new victim advocates at our police department.
The low end of the swing was learning that a well loved co-worker who has been battling cancer for almost a year is in her final hours of life. We are all devastated at work. It’s Saturday while I’m writing this out and I’m headed to the hospital to sit with others who are there while she passes.
Life brings us all challenges. The coming in and passing on of life are what we all have in common. Then there are the unique challenges that everyone faces that we sometimes can’t even begin to comprehend. If you have it within you, take time to walk along someone’s unique challenges. Extend an extra bit of compassion, grace, and kindness. If you don’t have the energy to extend to others, then offer it to yourself because life is hard and you’re doing the best you can to get through it.
This weekend we also take time to remember those lost in service for our country. For those of you who have lost a loved one in service, my condolences go out to you.
May you all have moments of rest and peace this weekend.