I love the blessings of community and friendship. It's a very powerful thing...to know you are not alone in the world, not alone in what you are facing, not alone when you have joys to share!
I spent many years alone, isolating myself because I didn't feel acceptable to the world. Now I can see what a mistake that was. When I started doing things I was afraid of, like putting on a bathing suit and getting in the pool, it's like a whole new world opened up to me. I've learned that we all feel unacceptable. We all struggle. But if we share those concerns with each other, they don't seem so impossible to bear. It's a beautiful thing!
So, here's a big THANK YOU to all my friends who are here with me. I love you! I need you! I'm grateful for all your advice and your giggles and for sharing your fears with me, too.