This past week I had the opportunity to share some time with many of my friends with whom I have a lot in common. I spent a lunch and dinner with a friend who lost his wife to cancer a year before I lost my husband to cancer; I had a girls game night at my house with other single friends, and I went to breakfast with my tai chi buddies (pictured). It was great to compare notes and ask questions regarding our current situations. With my widower friend we talked about “dating” and challenges of being single. With my girl friends we talked about how easy it is to just stay home and not do anything. And with my tai chi buddies we talked about the many benefits we received from doing tai chi together. What I learned from these interactions is, I’m not crazy! The things we talked about were things I have been experiencing and wondering what other people are going through, given similar circumstances. Having groups of friends I feel comfortable with is a great blessing. There’s just something about being able to share and compare notes that makes me feel like I’m not alone – I’m a part of something important. And I’m not crazy.