I know, I know. It isn't thankful Thursday, but since I posted a kindofwordless Wednesday post on Thursday I figured I would do my Thankful Thursday post today.
I am very, VERY thankful for my amazing friends. Those that know me know that I do not need many friends. I am an intensely private person and choose to tell only what I want known, which isn't usually much. You may THINK you know a lot about me, but chances are, you don't, because what you know is mostly superficial. Most of you don't KNOW me, really. My friends are people that I have chosen carefully. I have a lot of people that I am friendly with, but that is way different that being friends with someone. I like to think I am a fairly friendly person, although I know that some people think that I am a snob when they first meet me. I'm stand-offish. More shy, really, than anything else.
The fact that my friends, all, hmmmmmmm......four of them, stick by me through everything, is amazing to me. I know better than anyone what kind of person I am. Heck, most of the time I get on my OWN nerves. I can be whiny, stubborn, pessimistic, and boorish. I am so thankful that I have friends who not only put up with that but also tell me when I am acting like that because sometimes, honestly, I don't even realize it.
I am also thankful for my family. For whatever reason, it seems like someone in my family ALWAYS knows when I need a phone call pick me up or a card, just because. I could go on and on pontificating about how wonderful my family is but I fear it would sound rather, well, trite. All those cliche's that you hear about families? Yep, my immediate family falls into them. Can count on them for anything, always there no matter what time of the day...that's the kind of family that I have and I feel beyond blessed because of it.
Not a long post today. Just a final thought (ugh. That sounds so Jerry Springer-ish!). Be the person that makes the "Just because" phone call today. Call someone in your family, call a friend. Tell them how much they mean to you. Tell them you love them. Tell them all of those cliches and mean them.
love you, lori, hannah, freddie, renee, dad, matt, susanne, daisy, nikolas, suzi, janet!!!! :)