Nothing and Everything

It’s 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon and I have nothing.

Nothing in the “inspiration to write something cute and funny” department.

Nothing in the “I have a story for you!” department.

Nothing in the “here’s another poem or cat photo” department.

And, yet…

I have everything.

I have everything in a job that affords time off during the holidays.

I have everything in friends who invite me into their lovely home for Thanksgiving and present a royal feast of turkey, stuffing and pie.

I have everything in a roommate that lets me buy her a cup of coffee on her birthday.

I have everything in a mom who still smiles and gives me kisses at 98.

I have everything in the memories of my father, his work ethic and his humor.

I have everything in the ability to move around, whether it be on foot, on a bike or driving aimlessly around in a vehicle.

I have everything in a roof over my head, a hot shower and sustenance in food.

I have everything in two furry faces that I adore.

I have everything in the ability to think, to love, to read a book or write a post.

I have everything in a closet full of clothes and a set of Star Trek pajamas.

I have everything in the beauty of my state and country, from spring to summer to fall to winter.

I have everything in church community and the gifts that God graciously gives.

I have everything in a supportive blogging community and Facebook friends.

I have everything in the people I can love and hug.

I have everything in standing upright, breathing, smelling, touching and tasting.

So, while I have nothing to write about in regard to doors or cats or vacation or how long it took Natasha and I to put up the Christmas tree and decorations…

I have everything.

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16 responses to Nothing and Everything

  1. Dan Antion says:

    You have everything in the ability to recognize what is truly important.

    You have everything in being able to make you friends smile and think and nod in agreement.

  2. Aunt Beulah says:

    This is a beautiful, heartwarming post, which made me reflect on everything I have. Thank you so much. It’s the best Thanksgiving writing I’ve read this year.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you so much, Auntie. It’s so easy for us to dwell on our nothing’s…what we don’t have. I have everything to be thankful for this year!

  3. Joanne Sisco says:

    I can’t say LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! enough times!

    You have the amazing ability to recognize and appreciate the things that are truly important. Even better – your life is full of them ❤️

  4. When I start my daily blog reading routine – which now I realize has been less than daily – I open posts into separate tabs and read the oldest first – and yours, therefore is the first. And for that I am most grateful.
    Big grins, here. Thanks for setting the tone for the rest of the day.

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