Aren’t We Lucky!

What a fun day we had this Saturday!  Gathered together for our annual business meeting,  we shared food, drink, each other’s company and lots of information about upcoming races, training and trips planned.  I am so grateful to be part of this remarkable group of walkers.  I believe we bring out the best in each other.

My thanks to each and every one of you who came to my house, who contributed delicious food, including someone who delivered a salad but couldn’t attend, our fearless leader who steered the meeting, those who helped clean up, and unbeknownst to me, even left gifts.   Thoughtful photos were taken and circulated among us and lots of laughter was heard.

We’ve been through a lot this past year, a seemingly never ending pandemic, loss of loved ones, physical ailments, emotional pain and lately, a tragic downturn of global affairs, and yet we continue walking together, upright and strong, ever onwards in the midst of uncertainty.

It makes me think of something Madeleine Albright once said:  “The act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life.”  And so with hope in my heart and faith in life, I continue to walk on, with all of you.

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