Today, a beautiful fleece throw and a candle arrived. The card read "A Warm Hug From Everyone At DU Who Loves You." I'm speechless. I'm so very grateful. I'm so touched. Someone I've never met sent *me* a gift of warmth. I feel unworthy, as so many are struggling. I'm just vocal about it...
I also received the gift of a plane ticket in the fall to see a city I've always dreamed of seeing. In return, I now have one of the dearest, most stubborn, kind, tenacious and giving friends I've ever known.
Some of you have offered prayers, good wishes, and even money. I'm in awe of the generosity of the people here on DU.
Perhaps all the trials and struggles haven't been to wear me down, but force me to do something I rarely can do, and that is ask or accept help. I can give it freely, I just am unable to accept it.
So the miracles of the season and of life are the things to grow out of struggle and hardship. Those gifts of friendship, love and kindness. I see that now.
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