Excellent and well said. Yes, it probably does surprise fundamentalists and homophobes that we are indeed genuinely happy people. We can earn success just as well any other person.
Congrats to you! You deserve it and keep up the good work.
If I may echo your statement, this year has been great for me too. I have a new, wonderful boyfriend, Chris, and is the best thing to happen to me. I truly love him as I feel more alive than ever being with him. God does bless us all - patience, hard work, and faith with get us through our wilderness experiences in order to enter the blessed Promised Land of happiness, success, and love.
Peace & Blessings to You.
"First, they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."-- Mahatma Gandhi
Peace & Blessings,