There is so much beauty hidden in the desert. In Arizona, I learned to enjoy the warmth of the sun, the persistent beauty of the vegetation, and the courage of the animals that dwelt there. One day after walking steadily for five, dry, hot hours, I had another aha moment. I could see the truth of my situation.

As my soul once again opened up to relive all the moments of perceived failure and guilt, I could see that I had done my best to survive in my own personal desert.