I have been reminded recently that life is a journey. Sometimes the ground is flat but, with most good hikes, there are ups and downs.
Along the way, you meet people: you share experiences, you laugh, you cry… you live. I have been finding pockets of peace recently. Weekends in Mendocino with my girlfriends…. Learning to be alone…. Nature. Nothing has made me happier recently than sitting alone in a hot tub, half-reading my book and watching whales migrate. A red-headed woodpecker alighted 5 feet from me, happily pick-pecking away and I knew I was at peace. And that peace cloaked me and made me happy.
And one day, I just stared at the ocean with a dear friend and thought about how lucky I am.