My heart warms with gratitude when I consider the relationships that enrich my life. I have family and friends who are my companions, and with whom I share a deep and lasting soul connection. We celebrate, cry and hug one another through joy and sorrow.
I am also thankful for my acquaintances--the store clerk who asks about my day, the veterinarian who cares for my pets, the neighbor who proudly shares pictures of her grandchildren--all are valued relationships.
Interacting with others offers a meaningful and rewarding avenue for spiritual growth. Our hearts open as we learn each other's ways, work through challenges together, and recognize each other's sacredness.