The Universe gives us gifts all the time.
If you counted all twenty fingers and toes you probably still couldn’t count all the gifts the Universe gave you yesterday.
Your list might begin: sweet ripe blueberries on granola, warm delightful late summer breezes, rich hazelnut coffee, emails from friends, wasps doing somersaults (honest to goodness I saw one of those crazy wasps doing a full-fledged flip over and over again on my lawn chair yesterday afternoon!), satisfying day at work, hot bath water oh so relaxing…and your list would go on and on.
Last week I received an extra-special gift from the Universe. My friend, Catherine, bought a new kayak earlier this year, and guess what– she offered me her old one!
Heavens to Betsy, life can’t get any better than this.
Oh yes, it can.
One can have a son come a’visiting from California, a nice strong son willing to drive up the Herman hill to Catherine’s house to pick up the new gift.
We drove the ’49 Studebaker pickup truck up the hill toward the Universe’s gift.
(I believe all gifts come from the Universe. Sometimes we think they come from people, but I believe they come through people. That’s why we thank the Universe for gifts. The Universe just chooses the most handy open-hearted person to have the honor of gift-giving.)
Not only did the Universe (in the form of Catherine) give me a kayak, it also gave a full-fledged paddle and kayak skirt. (I still don’t understand much about kayak skirts, but will learn as I go.)
The kayak needs some work to become fully sea-worthy once again. It needs some of those inflatable intertubes secured to the inside. No problem. The Universe has gifted us with a wonderful network called the Internet through which to find and order. Probably less than $75.
A seasoned kayak owner confidentially shared that many used kayaks of this quality sell for $800.
This blogger could not afford $800 for a kayak.
She will gladly pay $75 for flotable inflatable save-your-life protection in case the kayak tips in high waters. She will. Why, the Universe often even provides the money we need for such necessities.
I figure the monetary value of this unexpected gift is at least $725!
Not only did the Universe give a kayak–she also gave us beautiful yellow flowers upon which to gaze.
She also gave a cooler filled with fresh juicy red apples from one of Catherine’s trees.
If you lived closer, I would share some of the Universe’s apple crisp with you. We’ve eaten two pans of sweet juicy crisp already.
Thank you, Universe. Thank you, Catherine, for opening your heart and sharing the suggestion of the Universe. Thank you, Christopher, for transporting the kayak. Thank you, Barry, for helping me figure out those flotation devices. Thank you, reader, for all the gifts you share daily.
What gifts have the Universe given you lately? Or what gifts has the Universe shared through your open hearts and hands?