It’s August. In fact, August is almost half over. I got married in August. Lawyer Guy was born in August. School starts in August. And in our family, it’s really odd that so many times, passings occur near in time to celebrations. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Holidays. We mark our lives by the comings and goings. Pretty sure y’all are reading this then skipping ahead to what the Universe says and I can see you scratching your heads. “What is this about?” you’re asking.
It’s not the career you choose, Silver, the friend you marry, or the path you take that determines success or happiness in life, but that each day, in some small way, you seek to amaze as much as be amazed.
You “Wow” me,
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Oh, Silver, when we’re this good, I just want to give you the biggest hug…. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmh!
See, it all started with “…thr friend you marry…” Because I married my best friend, who I met in the middle of one of my myriad careers. It was the best friend I married who finally sat me down and said, “Quit and write full time. We’ll figure it out.” And that put my on my current–and last–career. I’ve often taken the wrong fork in the road while shuffling along the path of my life. But, despite all of this, I can honestly say that while I’m often amazed–and go out of my way to stop and notice even the smallest of things that are amazing, I don’t always attempt to amaze. Unless I’m telling a story, putting words on a screen that leads a set of characters on their own journey. And if I’m really, REALLY lucky and really, REALLY good, my words, characters, and their story will amaze someone and I can touch their lives, in a small way.
What amazing thing have you done this week? Me? It was one of the feral cats who now meows at me when I meow at him. We carry on a conversation while I’m putting out their food and the look on his face is one of…amazement. Because we understand each other. What’s more amazing than communicating?