Dear LeNora,

As a parent, I gotta say, good on you! Don’t let anyone rain on your parade, enjoy your life without apologizing! Fuck them! Love & let live has always been my motto.

Some people want to be parents, some don’t. Whose business is it except their own? If they are happy, living to the fullest, let people live! I have another friend who doesn’t have children. Never wanted them, probably never will. She & her partner get so much grief about it — by the way, he feels the same way she does! I swear, people sometimes just like to smear misery around! She’s a fully realized adult who has a job, who travels, cooks, reads, donates to charity. Shoot, she’s one of the happiest people I know!

Really, Mark Twain was right when he said, “The more I get to know people, the more I like my dog.”

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