j and I have conversations about all kinds of things, that's what you do when it's your best friend, and one of the things we talk about is the concept of "perspective". you know the whole thing about looking at the bigger picture, and in the past we would talk about it and I think in mind I thought I understood it and now I feel I have. it's about enjoying life, about not really sweating the small stuff and to not let little things get to you, because in the end, it works out in some way, maybe not the way you want or think, but it does. I think that it's only human to get caught up in our emotions and in our own insecurities about things, but we only have one life to live and it took me awhile to understand it and what I want for myself is to live a full and happy life and that things have to come in stride and that if I keep it all in perspective, it's going to be good. life really does travel too quickly and if you concentrate on the negative energy it's going to make you not see all that is really good. there's such a big world out there, bigger than our own world, it's a matter of choice and I choose to enjoy life, it really is a good place to be.
on the weekend we went up north for half the day to celebrate j's mom's eightieth birthday. I think it's wonderful to look as good as she does and be eighty. she is the real meaning that it's just a number. I am a few years away from forty and to think of what I have lived these past four decades and to think what another forty will bring is quite exciting.