Friday, June 25, 2010

My favorite part of...

...yesterday was when a dear friend announced his engagement. He was practically giddy with excitement and emanating infectious joy. Naturally, we all gave him some good hearted ribbing, but the promise, the hope, the certainty, the love was profound. To see him so happy made me happy and reassured in some vicarious respect.

He is a good man (something I do not say lightly; it sticks in my throat) and deserves to be happy. Congratulations, I wish him and his future bride all the very best!!

We all get so caught up in our respective struggles, that we tend to overlook the things that give us the most joy. Every one deserves a moment like that one every day of their lives. Pick one moment every day and remember it fondly, discard all the rest.

Life is too short.