--by mindyjourney, posted Nov 12, 2022
Seems every ONE of us has a story, and considering the challenges of the last few CoVid years, the connecting thread is, drumroll please…SURVIVAL!
Hardships, sorrows, health challenges, lessons learned, and things we are still trying to figure out, it all adds up to a sort of bewildered state of being that has left us teetering on the edge of a new balance.
I cannot begin to tell you how each HUG felt as we reconnected with old friends.
Scattering gifts, books, Peace doves, Rajni quote cards, tips to hotel housekeeping and receiving gifts of home-grown tomatoes (thanks Mr. Joy!), a woven bracelet (thank you Joy!), canned tomato juice, restaurant meals, bookmarks…it is ALL a beautiful circle of friendship.
And you know something, as awful as some of the challenges our friends have faced in the last few years, their focus of kindness and giving back is stronger than ever, putting into action the wisdom garnered from the “school of hard knocks.”
Old is gold, be it city or friends or both.
Sister Mindy, your list of kind acts is very inspiring. Thanks