The Sunshine Factor

where sunshine is a way of life

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A Wonderful Friendship

English: The Queen of Hearts, from a 1901 edit...

English: The Queen of Hearts, from a 1901 edition of Mother Goose, New York: McClure, Phillips, 1901. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My best friend (second to my husband) is moving out of state.

This news was announced to me lately

and it didn’t make it into the “good news” column.


This news jumped between my earlier abandonment issues,

loss, and sadness.

Hope kept trying to pop up amongst the ashes,

but this girl didn’t want to listen.


This will be something new that I have to recover from.

The questions pound in my head:

Who will get me like she does?

Who will understand my jokes?

Who will take time out of her busy schedule

to see movies with her favorite movie pal?

Who will provide such awesome wisdom that

I was getting used to receiving from her?


The answers will show up later

I don’t need to know them now

I just need to keep using email and phone calls

to stay in touch,

but Skype – no thanks.


She and I will survive

in this land of new challenges and dreams and blessings

But thank God,

She is alive

and I never have to forget her.


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I Don’t Always Understand

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People tell me I’m a good listener, a kind and thoughtful person.  So if a friend I used to see every day breaks all communication with me, I admit, it will be difficult.

My listening and compassion skills aren’t needed by everyone, and I am not wanted as a friend by everyone.  That’s what happens in life sometimes, and it’s okay.

Life is to be lived in joy for the good things that are.  The unpleasant things can be put in a metaphoric suitcase and left on the road already traveled.  No longer is there any room to hold onto old, rotten, smelly baggage.  No more room and also, no more strength.

I love the road I’m on, I believe myself to be a good person, am loved by the Lord, and I can still see and feel the sunshine.  I don’t always understand others, and it’s probably the same vice-versa.  But the lack of understanding will bother me no more.

I’m following the sunshine.