You'll never know dear...

I just learned that an old friend of mine is getting divorced after less than a year with her husband.  I am heartbroken for her.

I would never had guessed that she was having trouble.   And that's kind of the thing.

You never know what other people are going through.  Never.

I'm grateful to have close friends here in Nashville and cities and towns everywhere who love me and have my back.

I'm grateful that my friend has the same.

But who knows what other people are up against.  Addiction, depression, debt, eating disorders, health scares, money problems, sick parents, struggling children, aging pets, anxiety, abuse, job woes, sexuality crises, loneliness, isolation...

You never know.

And I think that's the point.

Be kind to everyone, because we all have our daily struggles.

My struggles?  They're minor.  I'm fine.

But you never know.