“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.”
We have a problem with matching our thanks to the level of the gift given. Oftentimes we feel that We cannot fully reciprocate or convey gratitude properly, when were given something big(see here!)or a priceless act of kindness. I’ve not only received loads of physical help, but also the gift of a nice meal out, gifts of someone’s time, and help from kind strangers. Among these have been the gifts that are priceless and bear no feasible value. It’s when someone gives a part of their life in order to make yours better, that requires an acknowledgement that it seems we cannot
match. Is a thank you card sufficient? A hug, a gift card, a favor, a nice dinner perhaps? No, none of these will do, because the best thank you is to live fully and well. The reason this is sufficient is because when someone pours themselves into you, pour all that you can of yourself back into your life. People help in these priceless ways because they sincerely want to see you triumph in life. My friends, family, and some strangers didn’t give of their time and money when I was in an ICU to witness me die, but to see me survive and thrive. Of course, when someone gives from their heart they don’t expect or even want something in return. However, the best and only way I can thank them is to live well. The life that they put into me deserves to be given a return. This return on investment can be achieved if I put my spirit into achieving my dreams and living the life they want to see me have. Because of what they’ve given me, I will not quit, give up, or waste any of thier priceless gifts. Therefore, thank those that have given to you by living well and enjoying each day you have, because as I learned you never know when those days could end.
work on your dreams!