The Shoulders of Giants

If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” – Sir Isaac Newton

The move.  And the packing.  It is going amazingly well. And I am amazed at the outpouring of love and support. It is truly amazing. Friends are coming out of the woodwork to help. Last night at one of my many birthday dinners this month, friend volunteered to come over and pack. My sister and nephews have come over, and are coming over this weekend. Friends are offering to throw packing moving parties. One friend is even flying in from California to help. Offers to drive, to help pay, to pack, to help plan, to HELP and all over the place.

And all of them have said the same thing: “I am helping you after you have helped me.” That is called Karma, and it is quite amazing.

Because the truth is that I do need help with this move.  I never thought I would be doing this “alone.” And I guess I am not…because of all the love and support and help that is coming to me now. Every time I get overwhelmed or scared, someone is there, encouraging me.  They call, they text, they instant message, they show up in person. And a text from one of my dearest and longest friends, made me smile and kept my heart warm all day.  Another text from another dear friend, checking in to make sure that this birthday is the best it has ever been. Which is good, because this is very new territory.

And they encourage me not only with the move, but with life.  Yes, you should take belly dancing classes. And the most recent – YES, you should do online dating again, NOW.  I swore I would never do it again. but…maybe this time, in a new place, it would be best. A new start? Yes, I believe so. Why not go all the way with the new? No sense in pining away for someone who doesn’t want me. Maybe it is time to step out with a new man. At least for coffee. So I dusted off my old profile and looked around. Ugh. Maybe tomorrow.

And so it goes, with the move, with life, with my birthday, with the new year. With all of it. If it seems I am accomplishing a lot it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants.  Giants who are my champion. Giants who cheer for me, care for me, encourage me and push me beyond my comfort zone to reach new heights. No doubt this will be an amazing time, and no matter where I live, there my friends will always be my cheering section.

Life is short, and when you find friends who truly want the best for you, who will help you, check on you, love you and accept you, appreciate them.. Keep them. Love them back so beautifully that they will never doubt how much you value them.

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