I know so many nice people. At my church. In my neighborhood (the people on my street and all over this city). From my past. In my family. From my blog. And other people’s blogs. People I meet when I speak. People I meet at zoos. And just all over the place.
I’m sitting here feeling a little bit blown away by it all.
I thought about spotlighting a few people who I find especially kind and delightful, but my goodness, I’d be here all night. And while I know it’s fun to read shout-outs about yourself on someone’s blog, I’d feel bad for all the people I had to leave out.
So… I think you’re nice. And I’m trying to find some ways to show you. And say thank you.
I’ve blogged before about trying to find balance with relationships–in-person ones and on-line ones. It’s a delicate thing, not easy to get right all the time, but I feel good about it at the moment. (I just miss my family whom I haven’t seen in ages! Boo!)
Actually, I think I will give a little shout-out to a handful of girlies I’ve seen/will see face-to-face today and the next couple days.
To Holly (and her fam) who had us over for supper tonight–thank you. I love friends who don’t mind if you’re tired (and don’t want to talk about Victoria’s Secret over pizza and taco dip) and love on you no matter what.
And to Kim and Amy, two special friends from church, who are spending Friday morning with me just hanging out. Kim’s little Kara and my Nina are soul mates, and Kim is one of the most giving, selfless people I know. And Amy. Oh, I love Amy. I haven’t seen her since the night in the hospital when we said hello and good-bye to sweet baby Abigail. Amy, I can’t wait to plaster you with hugs and smooches!
And to Liz, my college buddy, who’s keeping us at her house Friday night. We met (and bonded) in Earth and Space Science class. We were every professor’s nightmare, the biggest goof-offs in the class. And from what I can tell from my recent phone conversations with Liz, neither one of us has matured much in the past decade.
I don’t really have a point to all of this. Just feeling pensive tonight. And thankful. And wishing I had a way to adequately thank everyone who has blessed my life by being a part of it.
Do me a favor, would you? Thank somebody today. Write a note. Make a phone call. Send an e-mail. And if you’d like, leave a comment telling me who you’re going to thank and why. Then go do it. (and don’t make it me–I’ve had more than my fair share this week)
Love and hugs for your Friday!