Overall, the day was dominated by a hug. I am not a toucher and don't like to hug perople, but there was someone in the circle that was very sad and we were speaking later and she asked for a hug. What courage that is to ask for what you need. I gave the hug because I could not let that need go unanswered. Her story touched me, cause we have all been there. It brought perspective to me. I am not where I want to be, but I am no longer in that really dark place and that is progress, even if it is not "perfection".
So overall I was pretty blessed to receive so many teachings, a good dose of perspective and enough energy to play with my children and get some chores done afterwards. Miigwiich.