My 20th Anniversary
Monday is the 12th of December. I would like to invite you all to have a party to remember this day. Twenty years ago at about 3:45 in the afternoon, I received the phone call that changed my life. I was told by my doctor by phone at work, that I had tested positive for HIV. It devastated me, but I couldn't let it show because of my location, and then I had to pull it all together for two weeks later to spend Christmas with my family. All of it was a huge secret back then because homes were being burned and people threatened if they had HIV.
Now life is easier. So go have a drink in my honor. Eat something wonderful. Hug someone you love and would miss if they left you alone. Smile. Listen to some good music. Pet a dog or a cat or a bird or a fish. Watch a good film....you get the idea. Above all, call someone up and tell them how much they mean to you. In short, celebrate your life!
If you have some time or money to give, please check locally for an AIDS charity that could use your gifts. A smiling face may be all that is needed for a dying soul.
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