A couple of days ago I emailed my friend, who lives in Minnesota, to apologize for not taking her up on her offer to visit her and her family during my vacation. In the email I continued to say ( in a kind of apologectic voice that she recognized) that I have been relaxing at home and in my neighborhood, doing nothing per se. In her response to me she told me that I did not need to apologize and that her house is always open to me… that she was glad that I had some time to just be. And then she wrote this:”Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.” — Abraham Heschel. How great of a spirit she is and what a wonderful quote.
I am so blessed with amazing friends. I am so grateful and honored to be loved. I am living each day with this recognition…not taking this and other blessings for granted. For the impermanence of life is the greatest reminder.