People have been awfully good to me over these last couple of months. Terribly good, reminding me that often all that is needed is the love and support of a community of strangers when things go sour. There is an empowerment in prayer. I believe that. I also believe that despite what your usual idea of religion and acceptance is, there is nothing required or needed of you when it comes to hoping the best for someone whom you’ve never even met.
So, here is where I call upon you, my beautiful group of friends and loved one’s I’ve never had the chance to meet, but had the great fortune of bonding with through one of the darker periods of my life. I’d like to ask for prayers on behalf of someone you and I have never met, someone you and I don’t even know.
There is a woman in the UK I sent a bear to, a hopeful bear to help her. It was a bear requested by her sister, who asked to remain anonymous, and for whom I shall honor that mystery. The woman’s health is failing, has been for some time, who could just use a touch of our hearts for a moment, who could use a single solitary moment of our reflections, a small head-bowed thought that says it all.
Just close your eyes for a moment, just a second and pray. No name needed, no direct thought distilled out of creativity. Just think about someone you’ve never met, who could use a bountiful beacon of light. And hopefully, that important call will find itself where needed, and each of us will be reminded, during our most frigthful times in life, that there are people out there who care, and that we are never ever alone.