(Post by Gratitude Girl, Robin Kirby)
“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” ~ Unknown
This quote has been with me for several days now churning about in my system and reminding me of many stories from my life. This rather unspectacular one in particular:
Several years ago my husband and I travelled to Baltimore to help one of our children move into her dorm. This particular morning the weather was chilly and drizzly. My thoughts were turned to planning for a day filled with shopping, hauling, loading, unloading, assembling, etc. When we walked out of the hotel into the heavy drizzle, Richard said “You stay here, I’ll bring the car around.” To which I immediately replied “Oh it’s ok, I won’t melt.”
I almost missed it…..In that moment I almost missed receiving the message that he cared so much for me that all he wanted was for me to stay warm and dry while he went to get the car. Not so much of a huge story, however that moment had a profound effect on me as I realized how much out of tune I had been with receiving and how gracelessly I responded at first. I will always remember that moment. It serves as a reminder of the many, many kindnesses that come my way every day.
This lovely quote from the unknown author is so true. We are blessed when we receive without forgetting……..How many times a day are we receiving without even noticing?