That was how I felt today. Lonely and sad.
I remember that feeling of loneliness when I was a little girl. There I was, abused, afraid, alone with no one to help me, no one to rescue me. I thought no one knew and no one wanted to know. So a pervasive feeling of loneliness followed me around.
Life is different now. When loneliness strikes, it may last a few days or a few hours, but it does not come often.
Sometimes I can try to talk myself out of it. Other times I pray. More often than not, someone comes in out of the blue to lift my spirits or say the right words.
Today I did all three things. I tried to talk myself out of feeling lonely, knowing what it was triggered by and knowing I have a choice (how quickly we forget!!) I prayed for help. And someone emailed me with the most beautiful note telling me how brave and courageous I am and what an inspiration I am.
Well. Talk about good timing.
Like that old saying goes - Work like it is all up to us and pray like it is all up to God.
I worked on myself, I prayed, and an angel appeared.
I am not lonely any more.