By the time we started back, dusk was upon us, and we temporarily lost our way. If it were not for the porch lights shining in the distance, we might have been concerned. Instead we laughed at our predicament and continued to talk—about life's hurdles and joys.
In each our own way, my friend and I had struggled with life's disappointments--in our relationships or jobs or with our health. But, as we talked, we realized that the questions that had haunted each of us, "Why me? or "What did I do to deserve this?," had faded like the night. Something had shifted.
And as we said our goodbyes, we acknowledged that our journey through life's thickets had brought us to this point in time. There was much to be grateful for--even that which years before had provoked so much pain.
To all my friends, new and old, it is wonderful to share life's journey with you. I'm reminded of Bonnie Ware's statement, "As you bend towards the light you will naturally attract other like minded souls to support your journey."
Thank you for walking with me.