By Linda Lee Albert
It was something, in fact, the two of us could do
together. That was the beginning of a turning point in
our lives; the start of a remarkable journey that has
led us to Florida - a place we never expected to be -to
a beautiful condominium overlooking a beautiful bay, to
warmth and sunlight, and improved health and energy for
my husband. These past 10 years have brought all kinds
of amazing synchronicities and new possibilities our
way, and the sweetest 10 years of our almost 50-year
What challenges the future will bring, we do not know.
Nor can we control that future, much as we might like to.
But it is a gift to know that good things can often come out
of bad, that surprises and adventures of the best sort may
be around a dark and frightening corner, and that even when
things seem hopeless, we can always hope for hope.
Linda Albert is a corporate trainer
and personal communication and life coach with a Master
Certification in Neuro-Linguistics. An author and poet,
Linda’s work has appeared in many publications including
McCall’s Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. She is a
recipient of the International Merit Award in Atlanta
Review's 2007 International Poetry Competition. Linda
resides in Longboat Key, Florida with her husband.