When I sent the email about my cancer, one of my friends, Sam, wrote back suggesting that, “If you’re up to it, and if it will help in any way, it’d be nice for members of the (former) Wisdom Circle to gather, meet, chat, bless, encourage and positivize you.”
I was touched. The Circle ended two months ago, and it would be lovely to see my friends again.
I suggested local Tri-City Park for its easy paths encircling a lake. Water is a symbol of healing in almost all cultures, and I felt it would amplify my friends’ prayers.
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Ten people are called, and all ten show up. Many of them brings cards and gifts. We gather at picnic tables under a wooden awning.
People in the group offer me prayers, blessings, healing and positive energy. We share stories. I answer questions.
We walk along the lake. The afternoon is peaceful and perfect. A steady breeze cools bright blue skies.
As always, I am grateful for the wonderful friends who grace my life.
I am blessed.
L > R: Mark, Sam, Marty C., Sharon, me, Marty M., Rene, Carolyn, and Patti.
Helen and Cindy had to leave before the picture was taken.