My friend Terri and I talked awhile at work today. I mentioned to her how often I think of students who have moved on, wondering how they are, how their lives are going. Terri looked at me and said something rather profound, "you know those are not random thoughts, they need your energy and love and prayers".
I think Terri is right. I think when you think of those you love, your friends and family, there is a reason that they come into your thoughts. Maybe they are struggling, maybe they need to feel a little extra love, or they need a prayer for strength or healing. I have felt that way for a long time.......and speaking with Terri just enforced my thoughts. Isn't if funny how thoughts of others drift through our consciousnesses ......often it's just wondering how they are......but sometimes, they stay in your thoughts off and on for days. Do you pick up the phone and call, or e-mail or let those thoughts just float away?
I know that when a friend calls me out of the blue and says "I was thinking about you".......it is wonderful, it makes me feel so special, so loved and appreciated. Those random thoughts are our connections, our mental phone lines, our reminders that we are incredible energy and that energy moves through the universe.
Often when I think of one of my students, I have no way to reach them......to let them know that my thoughts are with them, that I love and care for them......but I hope that my thoughts, my love reaches through the miles, and they feel that gentle tug at their hearts, and they know that they are loved. If I could I would call them every day, or send a note.......I suppose that would be too much. But in this world, in this life, are we really told we're loved enough, are we hugged enough, do we know that others really care?
Random thoughts, fleeting memories, of people that come into our lives, that touch our hearts in ways we never dreamed. I wake up at night sometimes and see faces, of those I have taught, I say a blessing for them, and hope that all is well. Those random thoughts, I suppose they will flit through my brain forever, but that is ok, my life is better because I have met those people, that created those random thoughts.