July 13th, 2012 by Regina Brett
Ever have one of those moments when God winks at you?
Today I sent a brief email to a co-worker who broke his leg and just got the cast off but can’t yet return to work.
Here’s what I wrote:
“Good to hear the cast is off. Do you feel like a castaway now? Bad joke. Hope you are keeping up your spirits.
“You're probably tired of being in the "slow lane." That's what I called it when I had chemo & radiation years ago. It felt like everyone else was zooming by me and all I was doing was trying to feel better or at least keep down lunch.
“This is a strange precious time, really. You may never get this chance to step away from your life and the busy-ness of it. Savor what you can in this slow lane. I remember watching a butterfly land on my balcony rail every day at 11 am. It had a flight pattern and I was there to witness it. Small stuff, but isn't that what life is really made of?
“Be well and enjoy the small and slow show that you get to witness.”
I hit send, then walked into my bedroom to get something. There, on the balcony rail, was a butterfly.
I looked at the clock. It was 11 a.m.
Not kidding. Life sure is amazing.