Wednesday 17th December 2014: Saying goodbye is sad. Today I said bye to my friend Tor, who I won’t see again before we move to Ghana, so it will be a long time before I see her again. As I boarded the train we both had tears in our eyes. And as I sat down on in my seat I felt the sadness. But as I felt the sadness in my heart I realised with joy that I am thankful that goodbyes are sad, because friendships are so good. As I sat in the warmth of the train seat I felt so thankful for the joy of great friendships that are the foundation of every sad goodbye.