Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The best things in life aren't things...they are friends!

"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose." ~Tennessee Williams

I consider myself truly blessed to have such amazing friends in my life. They accept me for who I am, understand my strengths and weaknesses, and give me courage and support to become a better person. Many times, I've heard it said, "You are the average of the 5 people you choose to spend your time with." Therefore, I try and choose wisely :) I want to be around people who have positive energy and smile a lot, rather than those who complain and throw a pity party for one all the time!

Sometimes you meet someone along the way, who you just think, "this person is exactly the type of person I want to be!"...and you then know, that is someone you should spend a lot of time with! I am very fortunate to have had this happen more than once in my adult years...specifically since becoming a mommy. Most recently, an awesome mommy friend entered my life. Our boys have been in preschool for 3 years together, but it was not until recently that we started spending more time together. As the boys became better friends, so did we! She then invited me to join her early one Saturday morning for a run...and the rest, as they say, is history! Since that day, we've shared MANY early morning runs, completed several races together, and along the way a great friendship formed!

I enjoy her company so much...she is ALWAYS positive, has a SMILE on her face and NEVER complains!!! She stands up for what she believes in and is ALWAYS willing to lend a helping hand to ANYONE in need (even if she doesn't know them!!!) the pool last weekend, she noticed a woman getting quite sunburned...she made her way over to the woman, told her she was getting red and offered the woman some sunblock! She is the kind of friend who I know will tell me if I have food stuck in my teeth or toilet paper stuck to my shoe...and a GREAT friend!!!

On her birthday, I wanted to do something special for her, so while I knew she was at Costco, I went to her house and decorated her front porch with balloons...I didn't let her know until the next day that it was me who had done it! She seemed genuinely excited and it absolutely made my day to know I helped make her day a little more special!
Yesterday, I received this card from her...and in turn she has once again (probably without even realizing it!) made my day brighter with her kind words.



DEREK said...

and the iphone

Robyn said...

OMG! I just saw this now. WOW!!! I have a smile on my face that is going from ear to ear. I feel silly actually smiling like this in front of a computer. Thank you!!! This was incredibly sweet of you to write and a wonderful surprise. hehehehehehe. I can't stop smiling. :) Hope it doesn't rain and I get to see you in the morning.

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