October 27, 2017
My Dear Friend,
Thank you so much for hosting me this week! Your home is a simple and inspiring space—you have clearly arranged and furnished it according to your core values, and its energy is palpable. OF COURSE you’d orient the sofa squarely facing the big window and rising sun!
I am so grateful to know you, to enjoy welcoming access to your perspective, your experience, your generosity of spirit, and your willingness to explore the unanswered, the uncertain, the mysterious, the daunting. Because of friends like you, I am a better version of myself. I hope I can return the favor in your life.
Until next time—love and hugs–
🙂 ❤ Cathy
I wrote this to a particular friend today. Then came the joyous realization that I have many friends to whom I could write the same. They live their integrity every day, out loud and in person, with clarity, consistency, and discipline. How lucky am I to be surrounded by such uplifting forces of nature? Our shared curiosity saves us from cynicism. Collective love emboldens us to ask the scary questions and stand strong facing the unknown.
None of us can know what’s coming around the corner. It’s okay to feel afraid sometimes. Things might suck rocks for a while. And in the end, because we know we have one another, we also know we’ll be okay. We walk together, laugh together, wonder together, and learn together. We are truly stronger and better together.
How can I help but feel hopeful?