Last night while working as a dj i was greeted by the company of one of my favorite couples. Both are amazing people and have such a positive light around them. the young lady in this couple came up to me with a very sweet birthday card she had created for me. Inside included a limerick she had writen herself. Gifts created from the heart always mean the most to me and while telling her how touched I was we began discussing special days. Turns out they were celebrating their ten year anniversary that night. Then she said something that caught me a little off guard. She mentioned it was also the anniversary of her father’s death. This wonderful woman is full of charisma and energy and I couldn’t imagine what would have prompted her to choose this day to celebrate her love on. As most emotionally sensitive people tend to be able to do, i believe she picked up on what I must have been thinking. “this way, i was able to turn what was a negative into a positive and I felt as if he was there to give me away” i almost had to stop and take a breath. Taking a day that reminds you of things that may fill you with sorrow and grief and being able to turn that around and fill it with a celebration of love takes both creativity and a large dose of emotional strength. It is easy to hide from days like that and relive the pain, but turning their memory and that day into something positive is extremely difficult, but certainly can increase the joy in your life. This lady is an inspiration and I am honored to be able to call her and the fabulous man in her life my friends.