Tonight I had a visit from a friend I've known for eleven years. For the last few of those, she's struggled with chronic pain and illness. It's manifested in waves; she's had good times and bad times. The last three months have been on the bad side.
I saw her last week at one of her roughest moments.
And then, so much changed. I've always known that she's able to get through anything. Little by little, she takes steps to get there. I knew she would start getting better, but I had no idea it would be so quick. When she showed up at my place tonight, I was amazed. She was full of zest. She shared the steps she had taken this week and all of the wonderful effects those steps had on her body and mind.
I'm so proud of her. And inspired.