This lovely lady is currently 14 years sober. She is the executive director of a shelter for the homeless and another one for battered women. She used to sell all kind of drugs on the street to support her habit. She’s been there, seen it all and stepped back from the brink just in time to turn her life around.
The wonderful infectious joy she had is hard to explain but, in her presence one could definitely feel it.
Chance encounters like this one this morning are an absolute gift!
PS I also should give CVS credit for letting her raise money for her charities in front of their Petaluma store.