August 10, 2010

Blessings

Thanks to all the people who bring blessings into my life. That is how blessings come. Folks bring theirs and share them.

The Diabetes Community is just bursting at the seams with blessing.  Active caring people who share their lives and experiences. Not from a sense of superiority but from humility. Not as perfect diabetics or parents but as folks who share lessons learned in the process of trying to be better themselves by reaching a hand out to others.

While the diabetes community seems to be all about, well, diabetes it is really about life. I think for the most part we all get that. Our connection is through a chronic condition and through that connection we share the lives, values and loves that are what really define each of us.

We don’t talk much about religion, I think it is avoided to be politically correct. In a lot of ways that is silly. At its core religion is about life and the life of religion is to do good. Sharing lessons learned is a good thing and we are drawn into communities by doing it.

If there is a God, and I think there is, then God is infinite. Infinite wisdom, infinite love. God shares some small parts of that wisdom and love with each of us. I think ‘a part of infinite’ is actually a very difficult thing for our minds to process. The ratio of anything to infinity is zero but life isn’t about us verses the infinite it about us learning from the infinite.  I believe wisdom is the ability to learn what is true and apply it to life.

I do think we can count our blessings. I think on the eve of its start now is a good time to reflect on the many gifts that have been brought to my life by people who open their lives to blessing from God through Ramadan.

Thanks for sharing the blessing of friendship. May you be more deeply blessed each day.