An old, dear friend of mine unexpectedly died last week so I spent some time yesterday with his family at the funeral home. I left depressed and trying to wrap my head around his passing. A couple of hours later I was deep in thought when someone approached me and shook my hand. It was the father of another dear friend of mine and he had stopped to tell me she's pregnant. She's been trying to start a family for a couple of years now so it was fantastic news. Endings make a lot more sense when you have new beginnings to balance them out. It truly is the circle of life and it's a gift we shouldn't take for granted.