Being Breath

stories from the wilderness of everyday life

In Gratitude

Today I have little to write.

I am overwhelmed with gratitude. 

Yesterday, in response to my post, so many generous donors offered over $230 - in one day - towards the Out of the Darkness walk / American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  I never expected such a response.

Even more, I never expected the warm emails I received, the stories of shared pain and love, the connections that have now been forged because of one post.

You may have donated, and for this I cannot thank you enough (and wish you luck in the painting raffle!).  You are having more of a positive effect on my life and someone's life than you realize.  You may have wanted to donate, but couldn't; you may have simply felt a tug at your heartstrings.

Whatever the situation, I look at you through through this computer screen and, with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face, whisper it doesn't doesn't matter....i see you.  and i am so thankful for you.

Deeply in gratitude, I return to this overwhelming sea of love.