The blog is easier when I am out in the world connecting with folks. Today we went to the tenth annual Roy Smith memorial party at the home of his previous wife Sarah and her adoring husband Nano. They live in the small little hamlet of Cornville Arizona. They have a delightful home under the trees on a few acres that is right on Beaver Creek. This celebration of Roy’s life has brought us together each year and it is always a bonding, loving experience.
There were fifteen of us who brought delicious healthy food and of course chocolate cake in honor of Roy who loved it so much. I met Roy in the early nineties when Lou Ann and I were conducting spiritual classes in our home here in Sedona. When Roy entered our home for the first time and I met him, it was if I had known him forever. I instantly loved him like a brother. We had so much in common. We both loved spiritual living in an open and metaphysical way. We both loved chocolate cake. We loved sports and we both loved to sing. I have had few men friends in my life in which I felt so bonded in so many ways. Roy left our planet on August 17, 2007 which is Lou Ann’s birthday! I still miss him and trust his new adventure is as filled with love and passion as his last.
I recall at this moment the line in the John Denver song “I want to live”, that goes: “I am looking for my family and all of you are mine.” Friends are often as close to us as our blood relatives and sometimes closer. Lou Ann and I have been blessed to have wonderful friends we love dearly in different parts of the world. It is times like this that I feel so blessed for these wonderful souls who have shared their hearts and lives with us.
Find a friend who you love like your own family and let them know how much they mean to you and how your life is so much better because they are in it! And also let your family know how much they mean to you and do it as often as you can! From my heart to yours, Thomas