Everything happens for a reason. You encounter certain people to lift you up and sometimes to knock you down, but no matter why the reason they are in your life, it is meant to be.
A few weeks ago I received an inbox on FaceBook. It was from Gabby. She commented on how much she enjoyed the blog, thought we were doing a great job and how our paths had previously crossed. We were in a similar situation by getting screwed by a common "friend".
Turns out she had my back well before this inbox. Over a year ago she noticed my involvment with this "friend" and mentioned it to a relative of mine, that she knew, to be on guard about this mutual "friend"... boy was she right! Anyway a few messages back and forth we found a number of similarities between us and a cyber friendship was forged. She mentioned a friend of hers, Doris, had gone to school with herself and my DRL partner. Gabby went on and stated that, Doris was involved with this amazing project about Breast Cancer Survivors called BCABPP (Breast Caner Awareness Body Painting Project). A project creating awareness, hope and beauty through art. Before we knew it, Barbara and I were involved, hook, line and sinker, spreading the word about these incredible people and amazing artistry.
Although I wish neither Gabby or I had dealings with our original connection... I sure am glad we are friends now and have this incredible opportunity to help spread the word of BCABPP.
Paths cross for a reason, good, bad and indifferent. You may not initially understand why in some instances, especially those that cause pain. However, if you continue on the path, focusing on the future, usually there is an a new vision or understanding that is born. As my good friend Mary Sunshine would say "Out of the darkness, comes the light. Always be open to letting the new light in. Look to it, for then the shadows fall behind you." She always says the nicest things....my feelings - we got screwed for a reason! Check out the BCABPP Fan Page and stay tuned for more Gabby right here in DRL...turns out there is another connection Gabby and Barbara share a great love for art. Looks like we may have a new room soon here in the lounge for artists! SPREAD THE GOOD MY FRIENDS!!! MUCH LOVE!!!
Our original post on BCABPP..check it out
The two fabulous women we have connected with ALL due to Gabby and had the pleasure of having here at DRL...more to come!