About a week ago I ran into someone who I worked with at the community center. Apparently things have changed there, something's for the good and other things not so good. They asked me if I missed working there and in all honesty there are some things I miss but I don't miss the drama and backstabbing that went on. We had a fairly lengthy chat about the different things we both encountered there and both of us agreed we made the right decision in leaving our jobs there. We than went on to gossip a bit about some of the patrons that we knew during our time there. They caught me up on a few people that had life changing things happen and after our conversations I had a renewed sense of happiness inside. For the longest time I felt the anger inside me for the way things went down on the night I left that place, but I found out it's easier to let the anger go and focus on the good things, (something I always knew but didn't want to do). We hugged and went our own way to continue on our day.
This passed weekend I attended my Aunts 80th birthday party. She is the sister of my mother and since mom died when I was only in my early 20's my Aunt had become a close confidant becoming like a mother figure when I needed one. She suffers from osteoporosis and has become very frail and fragile but she's still as sharp as whip! The party was a huge success and it was amazingly drama free (accept for a few people that are a cracker short of being a full box). There was no family drama although a few could be seen standing in a corner whispering about this one or that one, little did they know that they were actually being whispered about. I guess most families have a few of those kinds of people and my family is no different. I spent most of my time going around visiting with family I hadn't seen in well over 20 years. It was a wonderful day filled with plenty to eat and drink, combined with lots of memories, tears and laughter.
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~Sam Keen