The snow is coming down, and the air is cold outside. Others snuggle under the blankets talking and laughing with their partners, but I can only sit alone and stare blankly out the winter as the snow falls. It’s the wintertime blues, and at times it can be overwhelming. But as hard as it may be I must not despair; I must not give up hope. My life is a journey, and with each new step, new possibilities arise. As long as I continue to believe and maintain the strength to take one more step, I open myself to all those possibilities. One day that next step will lead me to that someone special, and when it does, I’ll understand what all those other steps were for. I’ll realize that all along, I was walking a path toward this moment, this person. And when I smile at that special someone for the first time, and they smile back, I’ll look back at these winter days with the understanding that all along, my journey was leading me right here, to the right place, to the right person.