My joy for today is a discussion about Alec Baldwin.
Yesterday, my very dear friend Ellen and I had a heated debate over Alec Baldwin. We were watching “30 Rock” and I mentioned something about what I thought was a mismatch of attractiveness between Baldwin’s character, Jack, and another character on the show that he was dating. This spurred an entire discussion over whether Alec Baldwin was considered attractive or not. I said that the general population considered him very attractive for his age, Ellen insisted otherwise. I took an informal poll on facebook and the early numbers are not in Alec’s favor, but I will defer an official verdict for a later date.
However, my joy has very little to do with Alec. It has everything to do with Ellen. She is a loving, generous, hysterically funny, wise woman of the Lord. Although her life has not been easy thus far, she is strong, fearless, and happy. I am blessed beyond belief that she and her daughter are able to visit us often. Their friendship and presence in our lives brings so much exuberance, laughter, and intellectual stimulation. A disagreement over Alec Baldwin can prompt hours of laughter and internet polls only between the best of friends. For that, and so much more, I thank you Ellen.
Unbelievably, I have many people in my life that I consider to be pure joy. If this blog lasts long enough, I hope to write about others in the future. So if you are one of those people and you are reading this, please persevere. Or you could call me and refresh my memory about how important you are in my life. 🙂 May we all have friends like this, who are truly a gift.