Lately my boyfriend and I have been spending time with two pairs of friends. One, new who is a coworker at his office and her husband, and one who is one of his oldest friends and his new wife. While their interests and the dynamic between us are vastly different, the ease and companionship we feel is the same.
I always feel a rare gratitude when you meet someone, or a couple, and immediately feel a warm and deep connection. Maybe because so many aspects of our lives are so divisive, stress at work, the pull of family responsibilties, the Pandemic, our political differences, that when you are sent the gift of connection with others it feels more special, more meaningful.
Either way I am thankful for the blessing.