Surviving another birthday, whew! I did it. 20% of all my Facebook friends sent special wishes. 5 girlfriends called from all over the country. One is coming to visit from S. Dakota this winter. My son sent me a spectacular present and he doesn’t know this yet, but I am bringing him here for a long weekend for some mother/son love time. It gets better. My wonderful friend who lives in Israel is calling me today for some chick talk time.
This doesn’t include the special treatment I got from my husband, the love of my life either.
It was a wonderful day, filled with love, a lot of love, and it came at me from all directions including places that surprised me.
I had been considering a Facebook clean up recently mostly due to person who projects her misery on others. Then I removed only her and everyone else shines brightly now. Funny how that works.
The gift of friendship is one I treasure. I took the time to write down on a list all the names of people I could count on if I needed them. I had no idea the list would be that long. Then those on social media with me got a message of gratitude and thanks (and not a copy and paste either). I took the time to send personalized messages. Those not on social media got a message in the mail inside a card.
It was so worth the time it took me to do this.
Try it. You will be so surprised at the responses you get. We live in a “chop-chop” hurry up world of emails and texts and rarely a phone call. Sit still for a moment and imagine a friend opening mail and finding a note about how much they are appreciated. Wouldn’t you like to receive one?