I heard from an old friend this week– someone who has been down for a long time. There is no worse feeling then the helplessness of watching a friend go through a rough patch and not being able to help them change things.

We hadn’t talked properly in almost a year, partially because of physical distance, partially because I think they were avoiding old friends with our concerned looks and pointed questions.

But yesterday we skyped and much to my intense relief something had changed,  the mood had lifted. My friend was hopeful again and able to plan for a future they were excited about. We could laugh again, we could joke about things that had made us both sad just a year ago.

They were so happy, still sarcastic, irreverent and a little jaded , but still happy.

And I ❤ that so much, isn’t this what we wish for all the people that we love?