One woman has cancer and has embarked on an emotional journey of self-exploration.
Another woman, well-trained in all matters of the self, is about to embark on an emotional journey that will take her far from home.
Both are so giving to others, they have devoted their lives to spreading lovingkindness among everyone they meet. They give so much.
My sweet friends, I send you loving thoughts of calm and peace as you embark on your separate journeys. I send you warm thoughts of strength, and prayers for days without pain or fear or struggle.
Know that I am always, always grateful for your friendship, your love, your prayers.
I always hold you close in my heart, but today, thinking of your journeys — different generations, in different countries — I am holding you closer.
My gratitude for your presence in my life is, indeed, boundless.