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08.14.04 09:05 PM

It's Good To Be The Queen (or Ruby Day)

ruby.gifI was supposed to be getting ready for my vacation and birthday celebrations, but this little beauty was coming to town for a one-day only appearance to celebrate her first birthday, so I delayed my plans by a day. She's my niece by friendship - y'all know how that is - your momma has a good friend that you call auntie. We're especially kindred because she was born a day after my birthday last year - and she simply makes my heart skip. The rain threatened the outing, but we had a good ole' cookout in the park with tofu dogs and boca burgers included. It was good to run into folks at the party and in the park that I hadn't seen in ages and just wonderful to be around kids. It's like one of those moments when all is really good and you remember the little things in life. No hustle. No bustle. Just food, friends, good talk, all while being surrounded by nature. At the end of the day, it's those little things that count. Not what your job is, or how much money you make, or what new threads you copped, or even what music you're listening to. Life begins with children, and it ends, usually right there in that soil that I was standing on today. Well not that particular soil, but you know what I'm saying - we came from the dust and we'll return to it. So it's best to enjoy all that is given to us - not just the material things.

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