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Friday Enlightenment

Reconnecting with people is a good thing. For example, I’ve recently reconnected with a good friend – sure, we’ve had lots of rough spots during our friendship, and there are things that we may wish had gone differently, but in the end we always seem to come back around to being friends again. There was a great post about this friend on altaholics-anonymous awhile back – (see #4). I asked him yesterday, during my time of reflection, how it was he could continue to be friends with me when I was so horridly mean to him on so many occasions. His reply was something to the affect of, ‘bffs, dude’ (don’t ask what the ‘s’ stands for because neither of us have ever decided). (Also, for clarity sake, this friend is not Teres – since the term bff was used; not to mention, I did refer to him as a guy).

This got me thinking on forgivness. When is enough enough – and, can one ever forgive TOO much? I’m sure everyone has their own point of view on the subject, but for me personally, I decided that I should probably forgive freely. The funny thing is, that once I came to that conclusion in my head, it was like this ominous weight lifted from my chest. I know, weird, right? I no longer hold any negative feelings for … anyone that I previously put on my ‘people I don’t like’ list. I think I could even hang out with Jules freely at this point.

I’m not “religious” really, but I do believe in God and miracles and things of the like. I also believe in faeries and other ‘so called’ mythical creatures. I say this because this epiphony, or enlightenment, as it were, has to have been something not of this world. How else could one explain the freedom of forgivness?

*SHINEY* There is a ginormous cricket on the floor near my feet. I’ve never seen one quite so large. It’s seranading me even!

What a fantastic way to start the weekend. Michael and I are off to see my brother and his family for dinner this evening. I’m looking forward to good food and a lot of laughs – also, to the children tearing around like crazy people and subsequently sleeping very well.

My word of the day today?

en·light·en·ment

[en-lahyt-n-muhnt]

–noun
1.
the act of enlightening.
2.
the state of being enlightened: to live in spiritual enlightenment.
3.
( usually initial capital letter ) Buddhism, Hinduism . prajna.
4.
the Enlightenment, a philosophical movement of the 18th century, characterized by belief in the power of human reason and by innovations in political, religious, and educational doctrine.

What’s your word?

I hope you enjoyed coffee this morning! My kitchen will open again on Monday with a fresh brewed pot, and we’ll see what baked goods I bring from the weekend.