Dear Durham and dear friends. There has been many a time that heading out my front door was quite the challenge. Yet, I know that I can't just wait for things to happen. If I want a better life, I have to take action.
So once again, I journeyed up to Durham to stay with my good friends, Julie and Philip. Having friends such as these, has been vital, in my ongoing quest, to live a happier life. For this, I am grateful.
Oh yes, we laughed and we talked. Like three giddy school kids, we had the time of our lives. It's so refreshing, so invigorating, to get out of my house, my isolation, and be a part of something, so very special.
Their priceless gift of friendship has inspired me to be more involved. Indeed, to stop worrying so much about my perceived lack of social skills. More and more, I am beginning to understand that it okay for me to have the 'audacity' to 'impose' myself on society. It is about unlearning behavioural patterns that filled me with niggling self doubts.
The winter sun was setting. I gazed upon the awesome splendour that is Durham cathedral. I thought to myself how lucky I am to have such caring friends. The scene was perfect and my heart sang with the joy of life.
I am now back in my house. The fond recollection of another great time resounds in my thoughts. Dear Durham and dear friends. Wow, life just gets better and better.