I knew the destination and I desired to go. The way seemed so long and hard, so tiring,
that I was so very slow in making any progress. I noted that as I traveled, I began to see
groups of people along the way. Someone would break away from a group and come
to me giving love and a hug, encouraging me. Each of these encounters seemed to carry
me ‘till I felt I was stronger and knew that I was traveling faster.
As I woke, I knew that these strengthenings came from Gifts I’ve discovered and
embraced: dear friends who join me along this journey of life and faith. Thank you to
those I know and to those yet to be met along the way. You are precious to me and may
our encounters bring joy and strength to you too.