It is so sad over the years it has come to be anything but for many. They still have to go to work, or because of such a busy week they have to catch up on all other duties. I LOVE Sunday. It is a day of rest, puttering , painting and hanging out with my guys. I make a point NOT to clean, laundry or anything else deemed work. OF course that does not include drawing ;-D Never WORK. It is also a day of reflection.
Much to reflect this week.
First I have had much to think about because of the argument with my friend. We have been friends a long time and it is only out of LOVE that we are able to speak to each other like we did. I truly believe that Norman and I are still together (20 year) because we have had some "doozies" . Better to get it out then to find out it has all been a lie. Sooner than later. I know why I am doing what I am doing. I am guided by love. A stronger love, a love for my son and a passion for truth, and love of my family. That comes first to me.
So reflection - I am glad things were said - it was no secret really. I knew how she really felt and even thought the 'last straw was about Cannabis' there were several factors leading up to it. As mush as my heart does not want to let go - my head & brain (physically) tells me 'time to move on.'
It has given me so much to think about, lessons learned! I am a better person because of it.
So really I am thankful. Someone said to me -' it is sad to lose your friendship' and I thought yes, it is ... but I have realized it is much bigger than us and our argument -even sadder is when families - parents and children, brothers and sisters are torn apart - because of what ? A plant? Lives are ruined and people suffer because a plant is illegal.
I understand my friends opinion - I know there are people out there who are "potheads" BUT the saying goes 'one bad apple does not spoil the whole bunch' - If that was the case where would we be- there are many bad apples in ever bunch! Dr.s, lawyers, cops, parents, priests -it would never end. So to say such things is simply passing judgement. I had a good talk with another friend about all of this and she said it simply- "I would not care if someone judged me over cannabis as I love you and support you and would be able to set anyone straight because I love you. It is more important to me as a person to have you as a friend than to care what a stranger thinks." If only everone felt that way! LOL - I guess not everyone is going to love me - I bet a few don't even like me ;-) So what. From this day forward I will only surround myself with people who are good for me. IT would be stupidity to have it any other way. Not people who are negative, nasty or just don't care. Because I do care. I have no intentions of letting anyone (let alone a 'friend') bring me down because of "Reefer Madness' and lack of education on a subject. I do not have the energy or time for it for it.
A hunky-dory, rainy day to reflect - draw and be thankful!!! I am thankful for chicken soup (my son has a cold), Jeremy Wade - watched 3 episodes of River Monsters - always entertaining. I can't help think what a good man he must be - all that time to reflect waiting for the fish, all he has seen and where he has been, thankful for the education & laughs he provides. Thankful for Norm - working this weekend - always working. Such a hard working man I have. Thankful for time to reflect and strength to continue on. I will only post happy toons on Sundays, Laughing Buddha or just something simple. ;-)
Now - time to go rest and hang out with my son to watch a movie.
Thank God it's Sunday - Thank GOD tomorrow is a holiday!! ;-)) BONUS!
Oh - there is one other day that God said should be an official holiday (bible) - It is July 10th. Also happen to be our anniversary date. Pretty neet Eh!?
I tell you I've go God on my side. Who could ask for anything more?