This really resonates with me today… A day after I randomly discovered a potent piece of information one of my very closest friends deliberately hid from me, I find myself wondering why I’ve been continually betrayed by people I’ve trusted most in my life. It seems like no matter how hard I try, and no matter what my intentions, I always get hurt in close friendships or relationships, specifically by those who are unwilling to treat me with the same loyalty, respect and understanding that I continually strive to give them. I have known struggle, suffering and loss. And I have been close companions with defeat. But, no matter what, I will attempt to rise above this and move forward. Learning to view others for who they are and altering my expectation that they will always treat me with the compassion I give them is the latest battle.