Life is Good: and inspiring
I am a keeper of things. I guess that's a nice way of saying pack rat or hoarder? Gasp!
Truly, I am a sentimental sap.
I've started trying to separate feelings from "things" in the last few years and am proud to say that I now take photos of the lesser special of the specialist things (i.e. every scribble my children ever scribbles) and then throw them in the (she whispers) trash.
But, this, I hung on to and kept it in a drawer as a reminder.
On its own, it is a great reminder to be grateful and aware. Good inspiration, indeed.
And then there is the back side.
Precious words from a sweet friend. I love the quote on the front, but when I turned it over, I felt a warm hug from a friend all the way in South Minneapolis (or quite possibly at their cabin up North this weekend!).
We all need to feel loved and special once in a while, right? Don't we all need to hear that we're liked, loved, beloved, cherished, treasured? Okay, that's probably just me! I have ALWAYS needed to know how people feel about me. ALWAYS! Ever since I can remember. On a daily basis! And I've aways needed to tell people how I feel about them. But, oh gosh, that is another post! ha!
This little note was more than a hug from a friend. It was a reminder to spread that love. So I will text a few wonderful people I know, I will attempt to call a few wonderful people this week, and I will put writing one hand-written note to one person on my (infinite) to-do list. I challenge you to do the same. There's so much hurt in the world right now. But peace begins with you and me. It sounds sappy, but it's true. So let's show each other some love and let it grow out from us in waves.
And, for you, my dear Michelle, it's no cliche. I cherish your friendship, too. (See you Monday!)
And if you're reading this, I cherish you, too. I love getting your emails and comments to let me know that you like a quote I found or laughed at my blathering. And that somebody besides my mom reads this blog once in a while. Ha! (BTW, Mom, I cherish & treasure you more than those words can ever express.)
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." (Thornton Wilder) And I treasure you. I do. YOU are a treasure.