This short vignette, “Just Pedal”, was given to me many years ago. The person who sent it to me was very aware of my struggles and was compelled to share it with me. Although that person is no longer a part of my life, I continue to have a great love and respect for them in many ways.
Being lonely is something that, while not the best feeling, is one that we are all acquainted with. I would even go as far to say that it is a feeling that is necessary to experience at some point in our lives, and I think we all have. My own familiarity with loneliness has been a battle at times, an irritant at other times and quite discouraging in many instances. It can bleed us dry, but can also be a motivator to something better and hopefully healthier.