Monday, November 22, 2010

Thankful: Friends

I am a person who really likes my space.  I really enjoy people -- and I would consider myself a rather nice one -- but sometimes I shy away from too much attachment, even come across sometimes as being disinterested or non-commital.  Perhaps a faux pas in my DNA make-up?  Sorry folks.
Today, however, I am thankful for those people who get through that wall of mine; the people I call my friends.  The people I find myself needing, regardless of any space I claim to need more.

I am thankful for the friend who:

  •  texts to find out how I'm feeling and whether she can take W off my hands for a bit
  • is genuinely concerned about me and always knows what's going on in my life
  • calls, just because
  • calls to check in and share news (let's be honest, I'm thankful for friends who just call.)
  • buys leggings for the little lady...and is especially drawn to them because they're $1.00.  Score!  
  • will get a kick of knowing NKOTB and BSB are performing together
  • will always listen and look me in the eye
  • always says, "I have something for you," which brings me endless excitement
  • is up for anything, and drops everything at a moment's notice
  • though we've grown apart, reminds me of where I came from and what my childhood dreams were, and 
  • makes me laugh, every time, without fail.

I am thankful my sisters are my friends.
I am thankful my mom is my friend.
I am thankful my mother-in-law is my friend.
I am thankful D is my dearest friend.

When I think of these individuals, I'm a little overwhelmed at how lucky I feel to have them in my life.  It's like I'm shocked they would want to be around me.  So perhaps this is a lesson in self-confidence and learning I have something to give.  But regardless, I am so thankful for each of my dear friends and all they have given, taught and shared with me.

Muchas gracias, amigos!


melissa said...

Hugs! I'm thankful for you!

Lizbeth said...

I love you!!

Megan and Ben said...

So sweet and so true.
When you find true friends, never let them go.
Glad I am stuck with you!!!