Kindred spirits

The past month was amazing, full of sights and friendship, places and people I’ve loved, and still love.

Sometimes it’s painful to backtrack down memory lane. Sometimes it’s charming, and magical, and sweet.

I’m happy to say this trip was full of sweetness, full of joy.

Seeing friends and family who’ve been part of my life for decades was meaningful, more than I can say. Some I’ve seen more recently than others. But regardless of the frequency of visits, some bonds are destined to be life-long.

How does it happen, that some people just click? That something in one person instantly recognizes a similar spark in another?

I can’t begin to understand the whys, or hows. I just know it works. And I’m thankful for the kindred spirits in my life, those individuals who speak to my heart, and amazingly, I can speak to theirs.

In this last month of the year, gratitude fills my heart. I’m thankful for the many good things in my life: for safety, for health, for income.

But mostly, I’m thankful for family and friends. I’m grateful for the faces and names in my heart, those who know my face and name by heart.

It’s a two-way street, knowing, and being known, that makes the bond so strong.

Thank you to each of you…you know who you are. My life is rich and blessed because of relationships, kindred spirits who keep faith with my spirit, who offer love and friendship, the best part of life.

~ Sheila



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