Today I love memories of my friend Cory. I love that we found friendship years ago in high school. I love that she was one of those people who had a purpose and goals set for herself but still had time to talk and hang out and be a friend. I love that she had a quick wit and a ready laugh. I love that she was an adventurous soul. I love that she was a determined spirit and a happy one. I love that her spirit travels with everyone she touched and I truly love that I can be counted among those. I love that she beat cancer once. I wish it had left her alone after that. I love that she was such a brave warrior in her heart. I love that we reconnected and that we got to talk about being friends and that is a good memory, and a good gift to receive. I love that she and the rest of our friends made my life at school so much better than it could have been. I love that I am crying while I write this, I have nothing more honest or sincere to give than these tears. I love that I had a friend in Cory, love that I still have that friendship to recall.
Today I love that the sun is shining. I love that the world is thundering on in its headlong dash to the future, likely determined to make it despite losses we suffer daily. I love that there is nothing we can accomplish without the work that has been done before by those departed. I love that the world collectively knows this already, and that it is just I who am finding this out, realizing it again at this moment. I love that I keep learning the same lessons over and over again.
Today I love good friends and kind words. I love how people reach out and touch those around them when they perceive pain. I love that I am a recipient of that reaching out today. I love that I have many good and wonderful friends. I love children dancing with abandon to music that is given and played with passion. I love gardens filled with flowers, and laughter that echos in my mind from times gone by and from the present and reaching back to pull me forward to where it will echo again in the future. I love that we will all laugh again because my friend, Cory would want us to.
Today I love drinking coffee while the sun shines, and remembering times of friendship and happiness.