i’m sailing right along celebrating a sweet little sister’s birthday and bam boom bazam, a phone call comes that demands that my empathy muscle be exercised right. away. or else. i drove home tonight from a happy celebration in a calamity of thoughts about the harshness of this world, but i know one thing. i am so deeply grateful for the blessings of friendship, for phone calls of jibber jabber and assuring someone that it is NOT selfish of them to vent, for messages that are left for me in desperate crying out for prayer and love, and for the knowledge that if the coin were flipped, those friends would do the exact same for me.

that’s all.