remember the game of life? spin the spinner and move toward college, career, marriage, kids, pay somes taxes, collect your salary and then it's a fast finish to the poor house or the lap o luxurious retirement mansion.
(wouldn't it be funny if they came out with a game of real life with lots of now-a-days life cards:
"probation officer sees you at strip club" lose your turn
"next door neighbor is arrested for meth lab in his garage" put your house on the market and pay more association dues
"co-worker gets a drunk at company party, loses the boss's respect" get promotion and big pay raise)
basically, i've been thinking about keeping my head on straight as i start to think about life outta the cave. as i've reconnected with an old friend and started to exchange emails, i found myself mentally racing around the game board, imagining all the future possibilities...then i reminded myself that my game piece is still on the Start square.
well, i got another email today, and i think i can officially move my game piece ahead a couple of spots. here's a sample:
"I am looking forward to getting together to collect on our little bet. (i owe him dinner from a bet we made at the st. paddy's party) But more importantly to begin to dialogue with you and to explore this opportunity that the Lord has brought us together to share in...there seems like so much to share but sharing it in an email and even over the phone just does not seem as good as being face to face with you."
yes, i'm pretty darn happy this evening. whether or not this turns into something romantically significant or not, i know that i am venturing back into my own game of life, and it feels good.