If you're alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me. ~Author Unknown
The other day I received a wonderful gift!! It did not arrive by UPS, FED EX, or the USPS, even though I would certainly have welcomed anything from any of these wonderful organizations!! No, my gift came in the form of a kind comment, left by a sweet woman, who has since become a special friend! She gave me the gift of KINDNESS and FRIENDSHIP!! Let me introduce her to you!!
Her name is Carolyn Lee Hosier, and she lives in Des Moines Iowa! I first met Carolyn when she became a follower of my Blog, and in turn, I began following hers. Recently, she left a comment for me and for some reason, it really struck a cord with me so I in turn responded to her! What happened next truly astounded me! In my response to her, I shared with her that I had been feeling a bit down, (well, MORE than a bit, actually) and before I knew it, I even shared that I was considering closing my Blog! Not only did Carolyn respond back, almost immediately, but also shared how she would HATE to see me close my Blog AND that she would like to CALL ME!!! I was SO SURPRISED by this, I have to honestly say, I cried, plain and simple!! I can’t describe to you how very loved and cared for I felt by this gesture!! And true to her word, she DID Call!! She sounds EXACTLY like she looks, KIND, compassionate, loving and caring, and we chatted as if we had known each other for years!! She has a lovely Blog called Lee Prairie Designs, and I know she would love to have you stop by for a visit, just to say hello!!
Her call was such a blessing to me, and since then, she has emailed me several times, just checking in to see how I am doing and to offer encouragement!! Wow!! Talk about a wonderful gift!!! It reminds me of three things:
1. KINDNESS IS POWERFUL!!!
2. KINDNESS ISN’T EXPENSIVE!!
3. KINDNESS IS SO NEEDED!!
I want to THANK Carolyn from the bottom of my heart for her kindness to me, her caring heart, and her listening ear!! She gave me a wonderful gift that I will treasure!! I am so happy she reached out to me and hope that I can learn from her example and be that kind of a friend to someone…… “I’ll just be ME!”
Wishing you ….Special Friends~~