David, this one is for you!
The weekend was a good one. No yelling, crazed, frantic attempts to escape. Just relative calmness and a stress-free (external stress) weekend. Spent the weekend with my bud! You know, I think we all have a few “core” friends. Those are the friends who stick with you NO MATTER what! Dave, is one such friend. When I get this way, I am mean, disjointed and just not a pleasant person; and instead of turning away or staying away until calmness returns, he continues to try to make things better. I have been the worst friend ever, and he sticks with me. “I am not used to hearing you talk this way.” You are the positive one. Yeah, but not today!
To make a long story short…I can always expect a call throughout the day…”just to check on ya.” I can always expect an invite over to his house for home cooking, good conversation and the company of others. I can always count on a different perspective. So David, thanks – although I don’t act like it all of the time, I DO LISTEN and I DO APPRECIATE.
I am reminded of something E.B. White said…..
“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.” ~ Charlotte, “Charlotte’s Web”
Did I mention that I tried roasted beets for the first time? YUMM-ME
Oh, Did I also mention that he dropped by yesterday? That made my day!
Thanks David! Now get out there and do the right thing!
Peace and long life and remember…
There is no end. There is no beginning.
There is only the infinite passion of life.
~ Federico Fellini