July 26

Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friend

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Did you ever meet someone and you hear a song in your head? You’re kindred spirits from the moment you meet. Well, about 2 years ago I heard a song.
https://youtu.be/QGu0m08Etm8
If you don’t know the song, It was the theme to Courtship of Eddie’s Father.
And my new grandson Gabe was that someone.

After my divorce 3 years ago, I was blessed to meet Ember.
And her grandson Gabe came to live with us. Then the rest ….as they say…is history.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been as inspired by Gabe as I hope he has been from me.
We make faces in the mirror, play tag, and when I think I need to do computer work, he reminds me that we should always take a moment to find JOY!

As I’m sure you know, JOY isn’t always where or what we “think” it is. There was a time in my life when I was stressed about money and trying to please the people that surrounded me. It wasn’t until I realized that what I thought were “their expectations”, were only my conjured up thoughts (that created stress and anxiety inside me). I’m very thankful that I figured that out.

Everything that caused me the stress.
Everything that I feared….. wasn’t real.

So when we’re driving along and Gabe asks “Can we get out and have a dance party?”
Ember and I say, “YES!”
And every day I try to be a little more like Gabe and create JOY for others.

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Dave

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