Prior to Covid, when I was out at events, I found myself feeling profoundly lonely — even while amid numerous people that I knew and was friendly with. Bizarrely for my extra-extraverted personality, I was relieved for the forced respite. An invitation to speak at a meeting last fall brought me back to the group. The warm welcome, authentic conversation and genuine caring for each other makes me feel welcome, cared about and included. I am grateful for my new (and old!) friends in WISH.