Ten minutes ago my doorbell rang and I received an unexpected but much needed long-distance hug from an old and dear friend, in the form of beautiful posie of purple Roses, Irises and Snapdragons accompanied by a sweet stuffed bunny. My first thought? Some bunny loves me! I wonder who?
Although I seldom let my mind travel down this dangerous road, I found myself wondering today what, or more specifically who I have spent my life serving. Sometimes people can be so self-focused, ungrateful and unhelpful, and I have recently had my fill of feeling unappreciated and taken for granted. After a week of ill-health, and stress, I finally reached my limit in the early hours of this morning and called an old, dear freind to share my heartbreak amid many tears. She listened, she comiserated, she couseled she told she understood, and I believed her. By the end of our conversation, I felt as though I could live through the rest of my day. What would we do without friends like that? I shutter to think.
The card read: "Friendship is when people know all about you but like you anyway. Here is a hug to celebrate 33 years of unconditional friendship, Love Cindy" Thanks, I needed that.