Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Heart

My friend Dee sent me a Valentine today. It was unexpected and totally made my day. And it also made me a bit sappy and reflective. It was a monkey notepad (I love monkeys!) and a card that said "Happy is the heart that holds a friend." My first reaction was... how sweet of Dee--and man! she is talented--all of her cards are beautiful!
But then I started thinking of the "Happy Heart" saying... and I REALLY thought about my friends and how I really appreciate them. I have my local friends, family friends, cousins and even local friends that are so close that I think of them as family. I have co-workers in Florida who are as emotionally close as a next door neighbor. I have other co-workers in Florida, Virginia, etc. that cruise by my blog and make every business interaction a friendly encounter since they know all about me and Spencer. I have church friends. I have community and neighbor friends. I have a best friend in Charlotte that is always there for me no matter what. I have friends in my scrapbooking community that are thicker than most gangs. I have herds of friends all over the US, Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, England, etc. that shower me with fun, love, support and more flowers and gifts than I deserve. I still have close contact with by best friend from elementary school. I still have close contact with my best friends from High school. I still have my friends from college. I COLLECT FRIENDS and I sure have accumulated some pretty good ones! And Dee's card was right-- my heart is happy because I have my friends.
So if you are reading this, that means you are probably my friend and I just want you to know that I appreciate you--even though I am too lazy to send out awesome cards like Dee :-)


Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I love you!


Paula (poncho) said...

What a beautiful little gift - you are one lucky gal to have so many friends that love you :)