I want to share a secret.
I love you!
I don’t know you well, but that doesn’t matter.
I love you for being here, listening,
reading, and being a part of my existence.
We are from different backgrounds, worlds apart,
have nothing in common, but I still love you.
Everything that breathes shares in my life.
Look at that tree. See the leaves moving?
I love it too.
Look at the ground: muddy, chaotic, smelly…
that’s one of my favorite loves.
Check out the dog chasing the cat. Yes…smile.
There’s a real Tom and Jerry. I love them too.
The man over there lying with a cup by him on the station floor? Him too.
The woman talking to herself? Yes, she’s my love as well.
Oh, the nasty personality at the convenient store? Yeah…he resides in me.
And, that teenager over there plotting and scheming with a knife…
he is definitely my love.
It doesn’t matter what and who you believe, I still love you.
We may never see eye to eye but that won’t stop me from sending you prayers,
wishing you well, and loving you for the soul you are here on earth.
We are all here on a cosmic journey. We’ve traveled far and wide together.
Our geography is different. Our lives share no comparisons.
Our paths have alternate endings. Our stories might never intertwine.
But, why complicate things with boundaries, lines of prejudice and bigotry?
The only reason we are here is to learn, experience and love.
So, I refuse to fail this test.
Want to know the secret of my journey?
and them. We are all in this together.
Thank you. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life
even if it’s with a glance, a word, or in joining our biographies.
My life is not the same without you.
About the Author: Millie A. Mestril
After raising six children, working in the corporate world, and being part of a relationship for eighteen years, I found that happiness was not consistent in my world. I left the business world, ended a relationship that was deteriorating and headed to the mountains. My best friend and I bought a small motel in the middle of gorgeous country and began the greatest journey. What started as a visit to Asheville in May of 2010 became a permanent home for us. Now with only one teenager at home, I am able to be part of a wonderful world of meeting people from all walks of life. We’ve transformed an old gem of a place into a sweet and quaint oasis for others to find peace. To those looking into our lives it seems we saved Peaceful Quest Retreats, but the reality is that this place saved us. Every day brings joy, inspiration and a zest for life I never knew existed. The lessons have not always been easy but the ride has been scenic and delightful. I can’t imagine ever returning to a life that was not authentic to my spirit. ~ Millie A. Mestril
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