I just had an amazing, albeit fairly typical weekend. I wanted to share with you guys and most especially any who are lurking or worried that life in "the world" leads only to crack addiction, AIDS, Satan worship, etc.
Friday: I had a fabulous evening out to a very nice, funky little Italian restaurant with my 10 of my friends. They'd gathered to celebrate my birthday early. We had awesome wine, great food, talked politics, great literature and philosophy. They all brought me presents and showered me with love.
Saturday: I went to my best friend's house. She's been feeling a little down lately over various things. Well....enter me. I brought stuff to make dinner and margaritas. After dinner we decided to go karaoking. She has a spectacular voice! Soon, she was dancing and singing, having a great time! She thanked me for being such a good friend.
Sunday: Work--but the good, satisfying kind. I have 2 great clients that I'm working with to sell and buy homes (I'm pretty well-compensated, so I'm able to stay at home during the week with my son and pick up my daughter from school). In the evening, I worked on illustrations for a childrens book I've been commissioned for. Then I read. I'm able to read anything now and it's great! Currently I'm reading "The Power of Myth" from the Joseph Campbell series--love him!
I have never used drugs. I have never stole. I have great relationships (except with my still JW family). I have people over to my house, I am invited to others' homes frequently. I am happy.
I have a nice house (when I was a JW, I lived in a trailer--NOT knocking mobile homes--they're great, if you choose them! They can be awesome when paired with land) it's just now, I have choices! I live in the suburbs of Denver. I can look out my west facing window and see some of the most beautiful scenery EVER (snow-capped mountains looming larger than life). I love my job(s).
I love my friends. I love you guys so much!! I love coming here and being able to talk about anything.
Just thought I'd share thought for the day: Life is waiting and waiting in abundance for you.