No I didn’t win the lottery or hit it big at the Roulette table. Life is more than the Bling Bling, the W2 or cruz’n in the Benz. Although some of my fans would disagree with me…It’s about the people that surround you. If you really want to know the integrity of a person…break bread with their friends.
As I cruised down the AC expressway headed for Boardwalk Empire, I smiled. With Hurricane Matthew pounding the coast and my birthday lurking like a stalking date, I was truly blessed to be with some truly amazing people.
Am I lucky? Yes…but more so… I am truly blessed to have the best friends in the world who are surrounded by the best people in the world. When you put the two together…I am the most fortunate person in the world. This is wealth, not the dollar signs that run across your bank account.
The Bocce Ball Tournament brought us together, a fundraiser for an amazing cause, for an amazing woman, who lost her life at such a young age. The love in the room was boundless, some of us…best friends, others complete strangers…regardless of the size of our wallet, or lack thereof, we all left the weekend as best friends. Why?…Because great people are surrounded by great people. We broke bread, we ate pasta, we sipped wine…and we boogied all night! Here in the city where Monopoly was based on, we found ourselves “Back to the Future” sans Marty McFly and his time machine, with no perceptions, no judgements.
It was truly an awesome birthday…no pomp and circumstance, no gifts…and as they say, love is the gift that keeps on giving. Unconditional, especially if you are surrounded by the friends in my life. In AC and throughout the country, the best birthday gift of all is having friends like you. I love you…
From your BFF and Favorite Wax-a-nista
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