Wednesday, May 19, 2010

There are times in life when you just know that you are in the right place at the right time.  It's magic.  It doesn't happen often.  But, I think we are there right now.  I went to a home today to look at potential buys for the store and sadness prevailed.  I couldn't get away from there fast enough. 

That's not what our life is like.  Sure, it's a bit complicated, and sometimes totally exhausting, but our life is clean.  It is sure.  It is confident.  We know we have each other, we know we have family, we know we have friends, we have faith and we look forward to a future. 

Tonight was movie night.  This has been a tradition for some 10 years.  The group has expanded, but the pattern is the same.  Early movie, drinks, snacks and discussion to follow.  Home before 8.  Simple but clean.  It stopped for a while after the accident but started again once we managed transportation and mobility.  So tonight we laughed with friends, we teased one another about heritage, we talked of favorites and we didn't talk about "poor us." 

Poor us gets old.  Who can really carry that for long?  Even the best can only carry it for a few months and then it just gets old.  So, here we are in this magic place.  Right place, right time.  Good friends who can laugh and ignore the "poor us" with either us or themselves, and just talk about movies and musicals and travel and heritage. 

Tonight we brushed shoulders with real heros of war, champions of track, survivors of life's lesser bests, masters of beauty and feasting, rodeo winners and faith warriers.  We are honored to call them friends.  Right place, right time, right people.  Poor us just doesn't register. 

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