Feeling Good

Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be
It's easy
All you need is love, all you need is love ~ The Beatles

Sometimes someone does something that is so amazing that is turns your mood, your view or your outlook around. Sometimes in the span of a day, it could be smile from a stranger, or someone letting you go ahead in a long line. It could be a car on the freeway letting you merge; it could be a loved one giving you a hug. Sometimes these things seem small an insignificant, especially to the giver of the gift, but in reality they are huge because it is a spark to a fire that will build momentum.

Why the mushy sentimentality?

I was blessed with one of those moments tonight. An old friend, who I never get to see, who has been separated via time and miles, sent me a card, with a letter, and a gift. As I told her in an email that I sent tonight, even the envelope with her hand writing made me feel good. Even more though, was her note in the inside. It said that she believed in me. Sometimes it’s nice to see that in print. To know someone took time out of their day to buy a card, write in it, put a stamp on it, and send it to you, makes a person feel special.

I don’t know if there is one single word that describes how I feel today, perhaps hopeful? Or maybe optimistic? But really it’s more than that. I feel so many things.

In the last week or so I’ve had multiple people reach out to me. They give me feedback, encouragement, advice and just plain acceptance. I don’t know if everyone is as lucky I am, but I hope they are.

It’s very easy for me to get into self pity mode, and focus solely on me. But the mail that I received tonight was good a reminder that there are other people out there who may not have the same issues I do, but need encouragement and support none the less. I may not even be privy to what is going on in their lives, but a card or a quick hello can never hurt.

So I’m going to start a Just Because Initiative. I’m going to make sure I’m better at doing little things, just because I can and just because sometimes it means a world of difference.

Thank you for the warm fuzzies and sweet sentiments old friend. You really have no idea what you have done for me today. I miss you and wish you lived closer.

As an aside, I will need mailing address for anyone who reads this blog. Christmas cards are coming up and you may get something Just Because!

1 comment:

Lyn said...

I miss you Erin, and I support you in whatever you do. I'll email you my addy if you don't have it already. Have I told you lately what a great person I think you are and how the world is a better place, just because you are in it?