Today I got to see one of my close friends. Being near people who inspire me and who are kind and loving really brings a delightful calm to me. I feel very lucky to have people like that in my life. As we talked, I thought about how much I missed spending time with her and seeing her on a more frequent basis. I also thought of our impending move to another city and remembered how hard it is to find and sustain loving friendships. I felt...feel...so grateful for friends like her in my life. I decided to let my brain come back to that moment in time and soak in the hereness of it all. I reminded myself that I was there, here, and that's where I was. Things will change, life will change, and nothing is permanent. But while here is now, I'm so glad she's a part of my life and I get to be her friend, learn from her, care for her, and look up to her.
I hope you find friends who care for you, always. And I hope that wherever you go, there you are.