January 27, 2016
I just sent my cousin an email birthday card. She's 61 and very republican. Her husband died about 5 years ago. I think she's lonely. Her sons will be moving out of the house soon and she'll have an empty nest. Most of us get to live with someone, then without. They are two kinds of life. Compromised freedom with interior rewards, and unlimited freedom with no one to share it. Balance is always the key to contentment. And variety. And gratefulness for whatever situation one finds oneself. And purpose, which can be the simple work of kindness toward others.