Paul Klee said this about time:
A single day is enough to make us a little larger.
One time, when a friend of mine was going through a tragedy, I heard someone say, "It is a privilege to be a part of your life. A part of the process of grieving and waiting with hope."
This week, my family and I are traipsing through the state of Washington to be with family. We have come to visit my Great Aunt Noreen who, for generations, has spread smiles, welcome and joy to her family. And we have come to be a support to my husband's sister who is going through cancer.
I felt privileged to take her to get her chemotherapy today. I felt honored to drive her home. I felt elated when we stopped for ice cream on the way home. (I am, after all, human, right?!) The words privileged, honored, and elated do not belong in the same sentence which explains that my sister-in-law has cancer. But yet, it does. Without the valleys of life, there is no hilltop, right? And being around to support family and friends during the hard days does work like a glue and make our lives larger, stronger, and more meaningful. We are blessed by helping others.
It is an honor to be on the road this week to have my sweet girls give big hugs to my Great Aunt Noreen, and to spend treasured afternoons with my sister-in-law and her wonderful family.
On this Meaningful Monday, be encouraged to spend time with family and friends, even during (and especially during) the hard times, for there is where you will become larger, blessed, by what you do with a single day.