I recently had the privilege of shooting the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the parents of a dear friend. It got me thinking about life in general and more specifically the relationships that form over time.
Time has a way of redefining itself as we get older. Where 50 years was forever at one time, it is now but a flash of our history. I looked around the room and saw a life, their life together in a capsule. I saw the friends and heard the stories. I vicariously absorbed the genuine affection that filled the room. I saw the adoring daughters, so adored by the parents that watched them grow and build their own families and support systems. After the event I was headed to the beach to celebrate a birthday with friends I've had for a number of years. I was headed there with the man I've spent the last 15 or so years with. He turns 50 this year. His family is my family. My family is his family. Most of our friends know each other!! I am so grateful for my support system. If you don't have one...I highly recommend that you get one. You don't need money or a great house. You don't have to be a certain size or shade. Just be genuine with the people you know and meet. Don't be mean. Don't enjoy the trials of others, but be honest as much as possible.
Today I was speaking with a friend and he mentioned a tennis coach who was working with him. When he told me the name of the organization I had to laugh. I had been to the post office earlier and had picked up an envelope that had been inadvertently dropped on the sidewalk in the rain. I retrieved the envelope and took it into the post office with me. It was addressed to the company of the tennis coach. It is indeed a small world and we are all connected even if we don't know it.
Take one beautiful thought or vision into your heart. Share a smile or a wish or a secret with a friend. You CAN fly...just test your wings before jumping off the cliff.