Can kindness be an elixir? In my world, it is the truest, purest sort and I must thank Joanna for the crystal and bottle of love that arrived today full of blessings, Lisa for her thoughtfulness, and Shelley, who came this morning and sat with me and my small prince. My tiny prince was hit hardest with the flu all my children and I have experienced this week and my exhaustion settled in last night, holding tight and setting my head with a strange centrifugal spin. Life was working well, though, no grinding halts. So, after the other two princes and one princess left for school in the village and I held my tiny three year old's small frame for a couple more bouts of flu and upset, I heard a sound. I cleaned up the flu mess and rested softly, with him, keeping still. With this, I forgot to check the sound I had heard on the porch. Then, a ringing came, not the one from my tired head. It was the phone, I answered with what I thought was my usual receptive voice and Shelley heard a difference and asked, "Are you sad?" I told her the young prince was ill and she asked if she could see us and it felt perfect to say, "yes." It was then that my little prince settled into the couch and I tucked in the edges for him and on the porch was a box and it was from Joanna and she had blessed us with a healing gift and Shelley arrived shortly after.
As he laid next to me, so peaceful on the couch, Shelley and I talked easily over the delightful coffee she had brought with her and we sipped the elixir that is kindness. The elixir that is friendship and ease and enthusiasm for all that we experience. The world is so wondrous when friends like Molly or Shelley or Joanna or Joni or Lisa bring you a bit of light, a moment of thoughtful, a bag of giving, or a bottle of kindness.
Thank-you for being the essence of that elixir, dears. I hope that I, too, give bottles of kindness to you all our days. Blessings, Amy