1. Chrissy Williams

    There is something so peaceful and heart warming about your weekly blog. I am always comforted by your words. Thank you!

  2. I think it’s wonderful that rather than sit and stress and worry about all the things you had planned which you were missing, you used the time to appreciate the Now, and to learn what you could from it. Something I’m trying to get the hang of.

    I hope your son’s thumb is doing a lot better now.

    • Laurie Stone

      Thanks so much, Lizzi. If it was more serious, I doubt I could’ve chilled. But since it was a routine situation, I was able to relax. Thanks for reading.

    • Laurie Stone

      Thanks so much! Paul’s thumb is fine and I agree about those wonderful medical people. They never fail to amaze me.

  3. I wish we could share these words with everyone: we are all united in our love and fear.

    None of us are all that unique in a really really great way.

    • Laurie Stone

      Thanks so much Carla. As I get older, I realize it more and more. We’re all more alike than different.

  4. Sorry your son wound up in the ER, but glad it was a good experience. I was an ER nurse for nearly 15 years – and as difficult as those years sometimes were – I would not give them up for anything. Comfort zone was a distant line in those days. lol. I learned so much about people and from those people so much about myself.

    • Laurie Stone

      Wow, Laura. I can’t imagine doing that job. I have unending admiration for anyone who can do it. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

  5. So happy your son’s injury was not serious. Who knew an ER could be so heartwarming?? I love your words – “we are all united in love and fear. To some extent, we’re all broken. We’re all scared and lonely. We all need help.” Perhaps these words could help stitch up the hatred and anger in the world. Because as you so beautifully put, our lives really do intersect on so many levels.

    • Laurie Stone

      Thanks so much, Ellen. Yes, I believe if we concentrated on helping each other, rather than hurting each other, it would be a better world. Thanks for reading!

  6. Dana

    I’m glad your son is ok! It’s great that you turned it into an opportunity to reflect on the positive, when you were taken out of your comfort zone! There’s not much of a comfort zone left for me, with all the trouble those tumors keep causing.

    • Laurie Stone

      Wow, Anna. So glad this had a happy ending. As I wrote on your blog, the only good thing about these awful scares is how good it feels to walk out. I want to kiss the ground. Glad you’re back to sexual puns!

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