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Every now and then, something happens which makes you sit back on reflect on life in general.
It doesn't always have to be something big.
It doesn't have to be something obvious.
Sometimes the experience is a negative and unpleasant one.
Other times it is a heart warming and endearing one.



Yesterday, I had the heart warming experience.
Some friends of ours did something very kind for James and I and we walked away from the experience discussing how lucky we are to have such wonderful friends in our life.


It is so easy for the stresses of the world to build up around you.
We all worry about things that affect us mentally and even at times physically.
I despise worry. I truly consider it a horrendous waste of the imagination.
But sometimes, things bottle up and I feel a little lost.
C'est la vie.


Yesterday was one of those days.
I was fed up.
I was exhausted.
I was deflated.
I was broke. 
Scratch that, wrong tense, I'm still broke. 
But you get the gist.


And then a simple walk home with a friend
turned into an evening of fun, fantastic food and great banter.
It was unexpected.
It was so pleasant.
And I came out of it feeling a lot better about a lot of things.


It just goes to show you how one nice encounter
can really have a positive effect on someone.
Wouldn't it be great if we could each have an encounter every day 
that left the other person involved feel energized and content.
Thanks my friends....



On another note, blogger keeps changing my positities to positivism.
How irksome...



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