I feel stunned. Wait, let me rephrase that ... I feel illuminated.
People have contributed to me getting the blood pressure unit -- and I've have had a moment of being speechless.
If you know me ... me being speechless in a public situation is something that happens rarely.
A friend of mine uses the phrase "wrecked" when something engages him beyond the pale emotionally. I use the phrase "illuminated."
Each of us has a phrase to use.
I encourage you to not only find yours, but to use it whenever you get the chance.
I was illuminated when I went into ER a week ago Tuesday for presenting symptoms that could have been a heart attack or stroke.
I was illuminated when my EKG read nearly perfect, and my blood work did not bear out a coronary event at that moment.
I was illuminated when I recognized how high my blood pressure is skyrocketing and that I not only know techniques to reduce it, but that if I had a measuring device I could constantly track how those techniques are working. This in turn would let me share with people valuable techniques they might want to explore in their lifestyles.
I was illuminated because a handful of people took the time and effort to be aware of me and that is something that has value beyond any coinage and any material object.
Awareness is a form of nourishment.
The human species -- like every other entity on earth, needs to be nourished.
Individually and in community.
Thank you for nourishing me.
I am very grateful.