Day 261/365 Nevertheless…Oh, Never Mind

Just a quick thought tonight for I am utterly exhausted…

Never underestimate the power of a listening ear, a well timed joke, or a hug. If you happen to be able to find all three in one place, that is worth its weight in gold.

Never mind, that doesn’t work as a metaphor.

Not one of those three things weigh a damn thing.

I told you I was tired.  

{Side note – why is never mind two words but nevertheless is one? Madness, I say.}

Anyway, where was I?

Ah yes…an ear, a joke, a hug…I was appreciating today having, by chance or fate, been in the company of someone who offered me all three of those things – compassion, laughter, and comfort – when I really needed them.

He quietly helped me gather myself up and prepare to take on the day.

Later, when I really thought about it, I realized that I am blessed with so many people who understand how to care for someone in this way.

I am a wealthy woman.

That is, if listening, laughing and hugging had any weight or monetary value whatsoever.

(Nevertheless, I continue with a nonsensical metaphor.)

Oh, Never mind.

What I mean is –

My wealth is immeasurable.