Nothing better than…

There’s nothing better than… …

… …spending time with a stranger, sharing the intimate bits and pieces of lives gone awry.

The camaraderie of struggles similar yet worlds apart.

There’s nothing better than … …

… …understanding the physical pain and mental anguish of waking in unfamiliar surroundings, bruised and battered, aching and sore.

The experiences no one gets not even family or friends.

There’s nothing better than … …

… …the sympathy derived from knowing and feeling as the other has done.

The silent stares, finger pointing, bullying and ridicule.

There’s nothing better than… …

… …the telling of stories, the frustrations, the anxieties, the good days and the bad.

The scars we share, the suicidal thoughts and depression.

There’s nothing better than… …

… …meeting new people, expanding the circle of community around us.

The solidarity of allies fighting for control.

There’s nothing better than… …

…giving of oneself to support and comfort another suffering in a darkness not of their doing.

The reaching out to another just as scared and lonely.

There’s nothing better than… …

… …being there, a part of a journey no one wishes to take, a trip along a winding road of fear, grief, and sadness.

The resigned feelings of a hopeless future, a life without meaning or focus.

There’s nothing better than… …

… …to talk, to cry, to vent and shout out loud rage against an unfair sentence, a life in constant turmoil, with no happy ending.

There’s nothing better than… …

… … …a friendly face, a friendly voice, a caring stranger, a knowing stranger, the empathy of a fellow warrior.

There’s nothing better than… … …

… … …a selfless act of giving, listening, supporting those who now walk where you’ve trod, seeking answers to questions you’ve already faced.

There’s…nothing…. better… … than… … … …

Enjoy your day, your week, and the month.

Hugs,

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