A heart so full
It radiates love
To every soul
So thankful
For every step
On the journey
To healing
Guardian Angels
Held him
In their wings
I walk in peace
And I smile
From my soul
And I AM

I keep thinking I wish there was a word a million times greater than “gratitude.” Blessitude doesn’t even fit the bill!

In a world where terrible things happen to everyone, it is impossible to escape misfortune. We live life on a continuum – degrees of good and bad.

One phone call can flip the balance.

I don’t think we can prepare for these life changing events, other than to live our lives fully and to be present in every moment. We need to enJOY the highs and honestly feel the gratitude because then we will have something to hold on to when it gets swept away.

Like a pendulum swings from one side to the other, life has a rhythm and balance. Can we tip the scales in our favor – can we squeeze more good and repel the bad?

I don’t know.

What I do know is that when we focus on the good and walk in that energy, we attract amazing people into our lives.

I would not have made it through this trying time without the incredible love and support from so, so many people. I thank you all and will be forever changed by your love.

My level of gratitude has grown exponentially, and I have also learned to be a better friend – a better person!


My Son is healing every day. He made it through the critical time and now faces a major rehabilitation from his injuries. Your thoughts and prayers have created miracles!

and whatever word is
a million times more
than that!




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  1. Lorrie! I am so incredibly happy you and he have all this support. My gratitude rises with yours as your son has passed through this critical time safely. Our prayers and healing energies are with your son as he continues healing with great dedication. So much love to you, Lorrie!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

    1. I can feel your love, Ka! And I am so grateful <3 I really mean it when I say that I know all this outpouring of love and support and prayers have helped him heal! We are all so powerful when we join together for good. Thank you my friend…it is so good to see you back blogging…and I am proud of you <3!!

  2. I’m so glad to hear your son is healing and so well supported. Your attitude is great Lorrie. I know gratitude is powerful, but often have trouble feeling it. Hugs…๐Ÿ’•

    1. Hugs received, Brad! ๐Ÿ™‚
      My sister, just the other day, said that gratitude is like a muscle…we have to practice it to keep it strong. I think I believe that. It didn’t always come easy to me…in fact most of my life I didn’t even know what it was.
      Thanks again, Brad…I really appreciate you <3

  3. I’m so glad your son is over the worst of it. Rehab can be hard for sure, but at least your worries will be less. I’m keeping you both in my prayers!!!

    1. That’s a really good place to be…in your prayers!! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ He will work hard, I am certain. I think the emotional end of things is a new horizon for him to tackle…
      Have a great week, Ann…and thank you again <3

      1. Yes, the emotional challenges can be almost as hard as the physical ones, and a they often kick in later, once the initial panic and disbelief is over. I’m glad your son has you as a part of his support system…that will help, along with all the payers!!!

        1. Thanks, Ann ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ It is a healing “journey” and though I’ve been walking on my own it is not always easy to know how to help a loved one, as I am sure you have experienced. I pray for wisdom and patience…
          Have a super week…and thanks again for your good energy and prayers ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™

  4. Your post says it all, Lorrie! After the death of my son many years ago, I was fearful that tragedy could happen like it did – in the blink of an eye. There was no safety or protection and the world was a dark place. But I decided I couldn’t live in fear and just like you wrote, it is a blessing to appreciate every single moment of life. Nothing really can be taken for granted!
    I am so happy to hear Jason is recovering and even though he has much healing ahead of him, your precious son will never forget how you rushed to his side and coached him back to life!!

    1. Judy…you just made me cry! I don’t know why my tears have been absent…I think I was to afraid to really feel what was happening! Now, as each day passes, I feel a little more. And then the tears decide to make an appearance…sometimes at the strangest times!!
      I know that you know how afraid I was…and I was so worried that it would all be a trigger for you. I just want you to know that your beautiful message to me gave me the greatest hope during that 15 hour drive. And as a friend I must say I am sorry, but I also must say the biggest THANK YOU!!! Yes…we must live each and every moment. The older I get (haha…and being that I just got older!!!) the more I realize just how precious life is.
      Many hugs…light and love to you <3

  5. Dear Lorrie, your love and gratitude radiated from every word in this post. It was from the heart and I felt it and am so, so relieved to hear that your son is on the road to recovery. Youโ€™re right, life is a continuous pendulum and we never know, from one day to the next, whatโ€™s ahead of us. I wake every day grateful for it all and bless the morning and my night isnโ€™t complete without writing in my Gratitude Journal for all Iโ€™m grateful for. Iโ€™m so happy for you Lorrie and will continue to send healing thoughts for your son. Much love to you my friend. ๐Ÿ’—

    1. Thank you so much Miriam๐Ÿ’œ Your continued prayers are much appreciated and I can’t separate his healing from the loving energy that has been sent from around the world!! Your ode to gratitude on a daily basis is one of the things that radiates from you…an authenticity of a life well lived. It does not matter the circumstances we must face as long as we have love and gratitude in the recipe of how we handle it.
      I am Blessitude…and if you can think of a word that is a million times more…please tell me!! It is hard not to have a word to express what I feel…
      I hope you have an awesome week ahead my friend ๐Ÿ’œ

      1. I think Blessitude is an absolutely perfect word Lorrie! And I hope you have a wonderful week ahead too, full of peace and love. Big hugs from me ๐Ÿ’œ

    1. I’m sobhappy to share good news , Val. And I can’t thank you enough for all you did to help us! Your kind heart is apparent…and amazing๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™

  6. Your son has been in my heart and prayers Lorrie
    Love holds tremendous energy. And the power of thoughts can and does work miracles.

    I’m pleased to hear your son is recovering.
    May the healing guides walk with every step along his recovery route, to make it as easy and swift as possible.
    Much love ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’• Sue x

    1. Dear Sue <3 Thank you so much for your loving soul. I am so grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers and I KNOW they have helped him! I also know that he has some pretty amazing guardian angels who had to be with him during the accident.
      He has a road ahead of him, and I can already see the emotional struggles…it is so hard to watch as I want to tell him so many things…but this time it is probably best for me to allow him to learn the lessons…without me shoving them down his throat!! haha It is hard for me to let go…but I know that I need to.
      Thanks, Sue <3 <3
      Sending lots of good energy your way!

      1. He will get there Lorrie, with your encouragement and love and those guardian Angels .
        I know it’s so hard to be a parent who feels helpless, yet I also feel that in due course this is a cross roads and a different pathway, that while at the moment it may appear bleak . Is setting new horizons and inner courage of new possibilities to be explored.
        Hold Faith … your guidance and your presence will be needed. And you will be there when asked in giving that support.
        I feel lots of emotional bridge’s yet to be climbed.
        But I feel positive strides down the road..

        My love is with you as are my healing thoughts. Stay Blessed
        Much love Sue ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•

  7. Oh…thank you, Sue ๐Ÿ’œ I know you speak from truth and I will be there for him no matter what. It was a big trauma, and unfortunately will deliver its own brand of struggle throughout the healing process. I want to jump up and down with a megaphone and shout out to him the things “I” think he should learn…but parenting…and enlightenment…do not work that way!!! Ugh! What’s a girl to do??? ANSWER: Keep my mouth shut and be there when he needs me…and let go and have faith that he will learn what he needs to!
    Thanks, Sue…you’re the best and I am grateful ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Kirt, the entire time I was driving I was conversing with God. When I was the passenger I was alerting loved ones to pray. I felt this cocoon of love energy surround us and a 15 hour drive literally only felt like it was 2 hours!! Our faith is what sustains us…I know it!! Sweet Blessings to you are yours. Give everyone a giant hug and be in the moment!

  8. I just love your attitude, Lorrie. YES when we focus on the love and good, we create more of that! It’s amazing when we understand how to live in gratitude and love and how that effects the entire world, just not us. I so enjoyed your post and I thank you for sharing for you are such a shining example of how to live in Light and Love. Bless you!! xo

    1. Thanks, Amy! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ You and I both know that it wasn’t always this way! But having been to both sides I surely know which one FEELS BETTER!! And then there is the ripple effect you speak of…how when we add good to the world…everyone benefits!!
      Thank you dear heart…sending lots of love and light your way! ๐Ÿ’œ

      1. Some of us have gone through the Dark Night of the Soul in order to get to where we are today. I understand more than you know. Resending back to you lots of love and light!! (SMILE!) xoxoxo

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