Monday, January 20, 2014

Week Nine: Three cheers for the blog!

Three separate people (only one being a member of my immediate family) asked  me in the last week how my blog was going, and I think we all know the answer. Like so many other things we start with good intentions, life got in the way and my weekly posts fell by the wayside. Well, my friends, it is a new year and the blog is back!

So this week, I am thankful for supportive people in my life. Stephen, Laura, Mom, and anyone else who has asked about my blog, and everyone who has supported and encouraged me since the inception of this blog, thank you! Thank you for being supportive of me in my blog, and in everything else. I am truly lucky to have such supportive people in my life.

Over the holidays a friend was visiting from out of town and we went for brunch on a miserable rainy day. Somehow I got to talking about how I envied those people who always looked so put together even when they were carrying a million parcels, were bundled up, and were doing more than one thing at a time. I envy those people because I always feel like a hot mess when doing even half of that. My friend looked at me like I was crazy and said "Are you kidding me?! You're the most put together person I know. I almost didn't wear this sweater today because I knew you would be so much more put together!" This comment shocked me and made me think about how I really never thought of myself as put together, but none the less a supportive/encouraging comment from a friend can make me feel so much better about myself.

So while I am not only thankful for the supportive words of my friends, I have made it one of my new years resolutions to "tell people things they do not often hear". Just one way I can pay forward the unexpected support and encouragement I got from my friend on the best gloomy Saturday.

Here's hoping you all pay it forward this week and say something supportive/encouraging that your friend/family member doesn't often but deserves to hear about themselves!

Gratefully yours,