Throughout my life, I have had friends come and go, but in the few short years I have been here, I have made some of the best ones. Our life experiences seem to teach us, as those experiences pile on, that life is fleeting, and it seems to me, that each day becomes that ‘once in a lifetime’. Some are more pronounced than others for sure, but living each day to the fullest I can, gives me that feeling. Each day just helps add to the notion that ‘this is who I am’.
Jim Morrison once said, “Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” Yes, I am free. Even coming to grips with that idea has given me the power to know that I can face all of life’s fears and come out the other side a better person. But facing one’s fear alone is daunting. But facing one’s fears knowing you have good friends to help support and bolster your fight, is what we all need.
Today starts a new day in the rest of all of our lives, and I suspect we will embrace it, and probably more so as we age. We will fight the good fight, and ‘with the friends I have gathered here’, I, and we, shall be victorious. Hugs, Michelle