I am truly and thoroughly blessed today. What a difference a year can make. Everything in my life has changed.
Last night I was privileged to be included in a birthday celebration of a great guy and colleague. He along with his loved ones and our colleagues enjoyed an evening of food and laughed our asses off. The only thing that would have made it better is if my husband, Ed had been able to joined us.
It is true, the love I have given out to these dear friends has been given back to me in a measure that makes me tear up really. So much more than I ever dreamed of or expected. So much more than I've felt before, aside from my little family. I am so very thankful and grateful for all of you.
So, if you desire love or friendship or anything really, GIVE, give till it hurts. Give with a smile on your face. Even if it's not in your heart right at the moment, it will come. For the real joy in life is in the giving of ourselves.
Sometimes I lament the fact that it has taken me so long to get here, then I remember; Everything today is as is should be, everything along the way has been just as it should be. I also must say, my journey has been filled with more love and joy than anything else.
Funny how our brains go to the bad so much easier than the good. When my mind goes to the bad today, I am usually able to stop, take stock and fantasize about the freedom I have today, from those bad things . It is then, God reminds me of all the many, many blessings I have and have had all through my life. AMEN, and so let it be. Love to you all!