Friday, October 17, 2008
I love getting together with friends and helping other people, when I can. On Sunday, I had a couple of friends over for dinner. One of them thoughtfully chose several fall gourds at the local farmer's market in her D.C. neighborhood and brought them as a gift. They're sitting on the dining room table and remind me daily of the delightful person she is.
Then yesterday afternoon, a box arrived unbidden on my doorstep. A few weeks ago, I helped a friend with some work advice. She sent this lovely box of chocolates from a local chocolatier in her distant city as a thank you. I love the color of the box and the ribbon and thought they complemented the gourds nicely, so I snapped a picture. (Oh, yeah, and the chocolates are divine.)
Gestures of gratitude seem to be a dying act and yet nothing is more delightful than a simple thank you note or similar action. Makes you feel all warm and special and grateful for good friends and kind people. As my late grandfather use to say, when people would ask if they could do anything for him after he'd been helpful to them, "Just a few kind words, ma'am. Just a few kind words."
If you visit this blog, thank you! I appreciate it.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 10/08