My work day ended at 6:10pm.
My co-workers gave me a beautiful card, picked out my boss who later surprised me with a nice gift.
Earlier in the day, another of my co-workers - who is fast becoming a good friend - surprised me not with a gift but a beautiful sentiment. She told me she considers me the kind of friend that feels like a sister. I was taken aback by that and really, really flattered.
I was lonely for a long time - a very long time in fact.
In the last few years, things have been going very well and now I'm not lonely anymore. And although I remember being lonely, I can no longer remember the feeling of being lonely.
Funny. Isn't it?
I am lucky.