Today was a Special Day

Today was special!

Olive Garden

Olive Garden is a registered trademark for the Olive Garden Restaurants

It was a day to be remembered. I got up this morning and did my usual morning things. Then, about 11:30AM, I drove about 60 miles (that’s special right there! for me) to Greenwood, IN and met a woman for lunch. She and I met as friends and talked for almost 2 hours over a nice meal.

A Meal Indeed!

A Meal Indeed!

I enjoyed it immensely. But, even that, was not why this day was special. I didn’t consciously remember it when I planned the meal, but we had it at Olive Garden in Greenwood on May 7, 2012.

This is special because at this particular Olive Garden in Greenwood on May 7, 2010, I had my stroke.

That’s right! This turned out to be an anniversary lunch!

I told her about it and, of course, it surprised her, but, as the meal went on, I even forgot the significance. That’s the nice things about friends: they can help you move through places to a different place in your mind.

I guess, today, I simply wanted you to remember someplace and sometime when you had reason to worry or be sad or even scared and, now, friends have helped you through that time and into a happier place.

I am so glad for all my friends. And, this blog, this special place, has made me even more good, special friends. I wonder if you out there, and there are more and more of you, know just how great you make me feel every time you visit my site and every time you post a comment? It is almost surreal, at times, and I never want any of you to forget that.

YOU ARE SPECIAL – TO ME and, I know, to someone else – never forget that!

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  • jmmcdowell  On May 8, 2012 at 8:33 am

    The anniversary of a painful event can bring us down, but it’s so much better when it can remind us how far we’ve come or how good we really have it. Good friends are irreplaceable!


    • kindredspirit23  On May 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      Everyone keeps telling me to forget it, to move on, to let go. I want to scream at them, “It’s not pain!” I got almost as much good as bad out of it, and, I imagine if I knew all the sides, I did get more good.


  • southernhon  On May 8, 2012 at 6:29 am

    I love that version of that song.
    This blog made me smile today!


  • Moiz Billah  On May 8, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Words of living life and a beautiful song!


    • kindredspirit23  On May 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you! Yes, the song is wonderful! As are all my friends.
      I will now count you as one of them.


  • magsx2  On May 8, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Friends are very special indeed, we certainly would be lost without them.
    It sounds like you had a fabulous launch, good company, good food, and good conversation, you just can’t get any better than that. 🙂


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