j.o.y.

“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”

—Henry Clay

My bestest friend , Danielle, sent me a card this weekend. Probably one of the coolest cards I’ve ever gotten (although the other coolest ones are from her, too), and def. one of my favorites. The words are simple but mean so much. The picture on the front (i’m a sucker for cards, people) is so precious. Totally meant the world to me, and the best part about it–she knows that, and I probably didn’t even have to tell her. She probably knew when she sent it that I would almost tear up when I opened it, and I think I can say the card means a lot to her too, cause that’s how we are and that’s how it is.

So, what am I thankful for? A wonderful, incredible, thoughtful, loyal, honest friend. A woman who puts others before her and goes out of her way to make someone else’s day. A woman who, even though she has a big girl job, makes time to talk to me on the phone every day. We share our joys, our concerns, the good moments, the bad moments–basically every moment, i’m not even going to lie about it. A woman who has been there for me in more ways that I could ever imagine or expect, who will tell me when I’m being ridiculous or worrying too much, will cry with me, laugh me, and who excepts me as I am, no matter what I say or do. She encourages me, and, even though she probably doesn’t realize it, has taught me a lot about enjoying the little things in life. We have been to quite a few wonderful places, shared quite a few wonderful memories..and I’m so looking forward to the rest of life and growing into crazy old God-loving women together..even if we don’t live in the same town…things will always be the same. 🙂

And, she wrote all over 3X5 notecards when she visited last month and put them all over my walls..and they’ll probably stay ALL over (there are a ton of them) my walls until I move out of my house. They’ll go with me wherever I go next in life, and probably in some way they’ll go everywhere after that. They’re simple white pieces of paper decorated quite simply with markers, but they’re an everyday reminder of the good things in life, the things that I should focus on, hold dear to, and every day when I get out of bed I’m staring right at one of them. I notice it every day, and it makes all the difference. I’ll put a picture of it up when I get a chance.

So, Danielle, you probably knew I was going to write this eventually because I probably told you, BUT. thanks for everything. I hope i’m half the friend to you that you are to me. i love you and can’t wait to see where life takes you! and I wouldn’t mind if you just took me whereever that was…i’ll work at starbucks and do your laundry everyday. take care of the mini-rhino’s running around. 🙂

4 thoughts on “j.o.y.

  1. well. im crying. gosh…. thanks for making me. i mean i cant really comment on that… except the sames true for you mam. i love you lots and lots and miss you so much. you mean so much to ME!!love YOU! and ps… i laughed really hard and outloud when i saw the “mini rhinos” part… ahhaha still laughing actually.

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