It has been too long since myself and the Bargain Blessings readers have participated in a Love Bomb and I’ve decided that it is time to bring it back!
If you are new to Bargain Blessings, a Love Bomb is simply a bunch of people joining together to show the Love Bomb recipient that people out there do care. This is accomplished by taking 30 seconds to leave a comment on the recipient’s blog, or in this case, for the recipient on a relative’s blog. 🙂
Here is what the Love Bomb team has to say about today’s Bomb:
Captain Gregory Galeazzi was severely injured in Afghanistan in an explosion that left his right arm badly damaged, and also caused him to lose both of his legs. Our team member, Vanessa nominated Greg for his courage:
“One of my co-workers’ (John) brother (Greg) was severely injured in Afghanistan right before Memorial Day. His brother lost both of his legs and use of some of his arm. This came at a time where John and Greg would be mourning the death of their sister just a year earlier to stomach cancer. I think their family would appreciate the generosity and encouragement from others.”
Greg has since become an outpatient. However, this doesn’t come without challenges. Recently, Greg’s sister blogged about a visit that she and her kids made to visit Greg. It’s bittersweet; Greg is alive, but so much has changed. We’re going to leave love on Eva’s post – messages for Greg, who has bad days, to keep his head up.
For this mission, I did a little experimental activity. I encourage you to do it too if you’re interested. If not, just skip the next paragraph to get to the juicy joy-spreading stuff. If you’re right handed, put your right hand behind your back. For my lefty’s, put the left one back. Then, without using the hand behind your back at all, click “reply” to this e-mail and type something. I did “This is what it feels like to only have one working hand. It’s hard.” After being frustrated by the time I was done typing the second word, I remembered the point: For our Love Bomb recipient this week, this isn’t a game. Typing, eating, showering, and getting dressed with one hand is his reality.
I tried typing my comment to Greg with my left hand and it was incredibly hard. I kept reaching for my mouse with my right and eventually gave up. It is astonishing how a simple activity like that can take just a fraction of another’s struggles and bring them to the forefront of your mind. I hope you will join me in taking just a moment to drop some Love on Greg today.
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