This is such a moving article, Tasha. I went through similar experiences when I was in recovery, but after all the fear of losing what I knew dissipated, I was so relieved to finally feel like myself again. I've been going through similar feelings with regards to the pandemic, knowing what I do about situations elsewhere in the world. But you're right - it is okay to be content, happy and satisfied with what we are living now. Empathy can be both the greatest gift and the biggest burden - the challenge is finding the balance. Thanks for sharing this!

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