Most people want to believe that they are: beautiful, loving, caring, respectful, empathic, giving, and the list goes on. If I was to ask my friends if I possess those attributes, they would say yes to that list and add other qualities such as: funny, very talented, creative, artistic, intelligent, spiritual and absolutely a child of God.
Over the years, I have given up my desires to care for loved ones because it was required of me. I have no regrets - only that I wish I could have done more for those I have loved. I visit on a regular basis my Mom who resides in a nursing home and who is in a very fragile state. I will miss Mom but I am confident that her home will be in Heaven with Dad. I love my little Bichon Frise who has been with for ten years. She has brought sunshine to my life when clouds were present. We like to walk and cuddle.
My outlook on life is one based on faith and hope. When life throws me a curve ball (as the saying goes) I let it fly by. Though the force of it may attempt to throw me off guard and off my feet; I am safe and secure on the rock of ages. I do have a great sense of humour which hasn't been expressed here. Yet, it is that very thing which has also carried me through my life's journey and enabled me to make friends. I beleive God has given me a kind of unusual humour at times. Meaning, I see humour in things others don't. I enjoy being an individual.
Suming this up: It takes times to get to truly know someone for who they really are. Words in a book may form a story but is it truth or fiction. Sometimes I am an open book. Blessings! to all who read this.