Life is Good

How are you guys doing?  I’m doing great!  I just had Sunday dinner with my extended family.  A bunch of my cousins and aunts and uncles are in town for the holiday so it was great to catch up .I should have taken some photos but it was great to see 22 of my family members.  My sister who lives in DC was there with my nieces, my parents, sister Madeline, Grandma, cousins, aunts and uncles.  My aunt and uncle who are in the foreign service in Shanghai were there so that was a real treat.  It was just a great time.

It made me realize how much I have to be grateful for.  I have so much love in my life, so many people who care about me and want me to be happy.  I am so richly blessed.

I also have amazing friends most of whom I don’t get to see near enough.  But I know you are praying for me and I you.  (And I miss you all so much. You have no idea).

I have wonderful social media friends and associates who bring perspective and laughter into my life.  I know it is easy to get cynical about online but I have met so many wonderful people through facebook groups, twitter and this blog.  My life is so much richer and better because of each of you.

All week I kept trying to express my complex reactions to the Supreme Court ruling.  It is not a simple thing for me as I know it isn’t for many of you.  I tried and tried.  Then with my family tonight I realized what was important.

What is important is to let you all know that I love you.  My life is great and I look forward to a new era of friendshipping, faith and working with people on common goals.  Do not feed the negativity.  There are extremes on both sides of any debate. Just be grateful for all the blessings in your life and do the best you can to be kind to others. Love people for all their goodness. That is what Jesus would want us to do.

I was thinking of this.  It’s so easy to do the cynical thing and not reach deeper and really try and understand people.  I hope I can do better and be kind to others.

Anyway, God bless and thank you again for being a part of my life.