Day 314 - Game Night
Speaking of friends inviting me over for Game Night, that was Ricky. We have known each other for eight years; sometimes it seems like yesterday, and other times it feels like I’ve known him forever. His game nights are always fun, with lots of food and fun people. I try not to miss the event each time it comes up, and I love the way he loves life.
This is why I am grateful for what Game Night represents: loving life. I was invited to a joy-fest, a let’s-have-a-laugh-riot party. You don’t see more laughter anywhere. And I was invited to be there.
Ricky’s best friend, Brian, was there, too. Brian went through unemployment over much of the same time as I did, and though he was re-employed awhile ago, he has been through the same struggles. He can sympathize with me, and has helped me a lot as I’ve made it through similarly rough times. There is something compelling about talking to someone who really understands, and I was glad to have had a moment to touch bases on some of the serious stuff.
Once again, I realize how lucky I am to have the people in my life that I do.