On a recent Monday evening, I made plans to visit my Aunt’s dog, Patch. He wasn’t doing so well. He had just undergone a serious surgery. I was going to give him a Reiki session and some TLC. Being that Patch is a family dog, I had no intentions of charging my Aunt. And to be honest, I welcome the experience to working with dogs.
I hadn’t planned on staying too long. I figured I would easily have time to budget for dinner (which takes some extra time), get gas, pick up grocery, and make dinner all in time to get to sleep early.
Most dogs I have worked with, unless very ill, rarely can take all of a 60 minute massage/reiki session. But Patch was another story. He was soaking it up. He would have taken beyond 60 minutes, and actually, I think he did. Of course I wasn’t going to cut the session short. I had already intended to be there for him, so I had to be flexible with my personal plans this time.
While I was fully committed to being there for Patch, inside I have to admit that I was thinking, “great, what are we going to eat?! We don’t have anything … (the BF was teaching class that night and wouldn’t be home until late), ugh.” I was feeling not just physically tired but mentally, too. I just had another one of my long days. Oh well, though, I had to push on.
My session with Patch ended. Shortly after, I started to bid my aunt and her husband farewell. Right before I left, my aunt gave me a care package. She had for me some left over taco shells for which the next day, I could easily buy some meat for. Presto! Just like that, I had a simple dinner idea and food for the following evening. And just like an Angel, she gave to me her extra package of ready to make Chinese chicken salad kit. Two came in a package, and while she could have just kept them both, she shared one with me. She didn’t even know the woes that were going through my tired little head.
Also inside of the care package, there was a little note from Patch. He thanked me and he so generously donated $30.00 to me. My heart was opened.
That night when I got home, the BF prepared the Chinese chicken salad kit and let me tell you, when we ate, we were absolutely delighted and surprised at just how good the salad was, and how plentiful it was for the both of us.
So what is the point of this post? ABUNDANCE DEAR FRIENDS! ABUNDANCE. It truly is all around us.
Cheers to all that surrounds us.