I just read a Harvard Crimson article (linked below) on how joy adds to a healthy and happy life.
One thing that struck me was,
“Loneliness kills… It’s as powerful as smoking or alcoholism.”
Speaking for myself, you all bring joy into my life through dance. Ironically, I mentioned this on Saturday. I joined Gays for Patsy about 10 years ago at a low point — I just broke up and was looking for something to fill that hole in my heart. Okay, honestly, I came looking for a boyfriend. What I got was a community and a bunch of stellar friends.
This winter was rough, it seemed more so with the political climate and so much fear, anger, and agitation. The one thing that got me through was the dances.
Thank you for being my joy.
Thank you for being my friend
Thank you for stepping on my feet.
Get out and dance and smile and meet folks and all that stuff there.
Bob “da prez” Sweeney