How is it Thursday already?
By the middle of the week I knew what the theme of this week’s Thankful Thursday would be: my wonderful female friends. Here are three scenarios to illustrate this.
I had a couch/sofa to give away and in the online ad I posted I indicated it was free to anyone willing to come and remove it from my house. Since I posted the ad online, I was wary of inviting a stranger to my house (I live alone). I decided I would call my friend Ves to come over and hang out with me once I knew when the person who wanted the couch was coming. I saw Ves later that day and mentioned that I had received some interest in the couch and before I asked, she offered to come over and stay in the house with me while the person was in my house. I was so touched! The next day she came over with my favourite lattÃ© and a sweet treat (nice eh?) and we spent a couple of hours indulging in girl talk and relaxing. I had such a good time and appreciate Ves being there for me.
A couple of days later my friend Sheri called me. I feel bad because she’s always calling me, and I’m always apologizing for not calling her. Instead of being resentful or refusing to call me, she calls and ends up being a shoulder to cry on. She’s a good listener and makes me face tough situations head-on. It’s not always comfortable but I appreciate it and I feel quite blessed to know her.
Last night I said something hurtful to a friend. I didn’t mean for it to be taken the way it was taken but I can understand why it was taken that way. I apologized right away but I’m learning that just because you say sorry doesn’t mean the other person has to accept your apology and move on right that instant. Some people need a few minutes, hours or days. I felt horrid sha, and needed someone to talk to, and thank goodness Dee was online. She listened to the whole dilemma, reassured me and encouraged me to think positively about the situation, which was exactly what I needed to hear.
So there you have it: three women whose gift of friendship I value very much.
And one last thing: I’m also thankful for my mom who took time out of her day off to go to my house and supervise the delivery and installation of my new couch and loveseat. And then she went back home, cooked a yummy dinner and twisted my arm to join the family for dinner. (Ok, maybe she didn’t have to force me.)
Have a great weekend everyone!