After a very long day at work, I arrived home to find a lovely card from a little old lady that I work for. Well in saying I work for her is an understatement of our relationship. I go to her house once a fortnight to help her to do the things she finds difficult to do – but that doesn’t mean she is frail, far from it. It doesn’t feel like work. She is like the grandmother I never had growing up and I love her to bits. I have known this lady for nearly 12 years. I share my thoughts and feelings with her and she is always interested in what is happening in my life. She has been there through the up & downs, and throughout always encouraging and giving me friendly advice. She has really built up my self- esteem. She never thinks of herself, only of others. A kindred spirit, and the reason for the card; to wish me good luck for tomorrow as I have a hospital appointment – a procedure that I’m not looking forward to and if I have to be honest -I have been feeling sick with dread. Isn’t it wonderful for others to have you in their thoughts?
To My Kindred Spirit
by Todd-Michael St. Pierre
We share secrets, we laugh and even cry,
We have so much in common,
Concerns, likes and dislikes.
Ours is a relationship joined by
Tender velvet chains that link our
similar dreams of life and love.
A gentle intuition guides us in our
individual struggles to succeed
at the things we pursue, to stand
out from the crowd.
In you I have found so much of myself,
Including many of the same
Insecurities and philosophies.
Complete inner-peace and happiness,
These are the things I wish for you,
in the present and in the future
because you are my kindred spirit.
So I am going to take her good wishes, try to relax and get a goodnight rest.