“Hawaii is my happy place,” I said to no one, ever, at any time. The morning was too bright, too hot, and too lonely. But the light’s beginning to change. Happiness, like a cockroach, has a way of creeping up on you.
Yesterday I skipped my weekly therapy session so I could sunbathe, swim, and belly laugh with family. We drank tropical drinks. We buried our toes in the sand. We took silly pictures. We shared smoothies and brownies and inside jokes. We stayed out until the sun went down on Waikiki. My heart and soul craved connection. […]