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The Forthright Trucker Has Become My Friend


--by SissyLee, posted May 4, 2022
I have met a neighbor I didn't know as she worked as a long distance trucker. Her partner recently died and she stopped trucking for a time. She has begun to talk to me as I pass by with my dog and invited me walking.

This woman told me her social skills were awful and she was in mourning. I found that sort of honesty irresistible and took her up on her offer.

She is a lovely person, forthright and upfront. Another neighbor said she was so glad I was befriending this person as she knew she was grieving and she was "too scared" to walk with her. Sigh.

I could make a list of how much I enjoy our walks. i am so glad she reached out and I answered.
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Readers Comments

11888 wrote: What you are doing is beautiful and courageous, to be able to hold space for someone who is grieving. I am glad you are enjoying the walks. Nothing like a good walk, to help gain perspective in life. Here's to more walking, talking and connecting.
pluto178 wrote: I found that honesty irresistible………..I found that level of understanding to be outstanding thank you for going that bit deeper. X
Mish wrote: I find this so moving, Sissy. You were ‘heaven sent’ for this woman. Bless you both. 🙏
Helenconnell2 wrote: I found this a moving story and I'm so glad you recognised she was being honest and needed help.
drjoybug wrote: You found a soul in need and came to her aid. Angels are among us.
lt33 wrote: Oh such a wonderful healing connection 😍 what kind of dog do you have? I have a yorkie named Korkie ❤
mindyjourney wrote: Thank you for accepting this call to be of service. Nothing like a healing walk with a kindred soul 🕊.
cheeka wrote: This is so wonderful to read. Hats off to you.
dotmatrix wrote: What a blessed connection. ♥.
Rajni wrote: Thank God He sent you at the right place at the right time.

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