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I’m buoyed by reconnecting with long-time friends this week.  We’re restarting conversations interrupted.

living in gratitude©

Some conversations were interrupted by distance; others by career switches, changes in partners, family circumstances and, sadly, the economy.

A few conversations were stalled, for all kinds of reasons.

Yet true friendship transcends all.

True friendship is this:  Traveling alone, nervous about a public appearance, and discovering, in the crowd, the sweet grin of a friend believed long-lost.

He drove hours through a blizzard to reach me, and quietly offered his arm when the public crush was too much.

I’m grateful for his tenderness, when it was needed most.

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