When we were at the movie yesterday and sat down with our drinks and popcorn, Paige said it was hard to juggle all of that because she wasn't used to carrying her own since Carl took care of all that for her. I laughed and said for her not to complain to me about it! Later when we went to see Linda and told her about it, she said, "Boo Hoo!" Then we told her she'd been spoiled and needed to let Carl know how much she appreciates him.
So I've been thinking about this and how I've done things for myself so long that I'm not used to anyone doing them for me. When my son was here a few weekends ago and we were on the patio watching Brendan in the little pool, I told him I needed to go inside and get my water. He said he'd do it and did. I felt overly grateful and probably thanked him too enthusiastically. It felt good. I remember the first time he took the bag of groceries for me at the store to the car. He wasn't a teenager yet and just did it.
Kindness and generosity are gifts and so is appreciation. Let those in your lives who are there for you however you need them know how much it means to you. My high school senior English teacher used to say, "Give me my flowers while I'm living."
Here are some flowers for my blog friends who are there for support, encouragement, entertainment, laughs, tears, inspiration, and much more! Love you! Love your blogs!