Thursday, August 21, 2008

Today I got a gift

Today I was a given a gift from one of my favorite people. To show gratitude, he had purchased a book, but not just any book. He took the time to really consider who I am, and gave me a book that fit with that. He made a perfect selection and I am so excited that someone took the time to REALLY consider who I am. It's not often that people do that. That wasn't the best part of the gift though...

As he presented me with this thoughtfully selected treasure he took the time to explain it. He talked about who I am, and I'm pretty sure I heard the term "Warrior princess". I like that! That's a moniker I can really sink my teeth into, maybe next week I won't be fab anymore! It was a wonderful gift from another person who could describe how they see me, who I am( He did say more than just warrior princess-but boy that stuck out). It was a great gift to know that someone looked so deeply. That wasn't the best part of the gift though...

Inside the book was a card. The card was a beautiful one expressing gratitude, again within this card some virtues were noted, sincere appreciation expressed. It was as thoughtful and carefully selected as the book, as was the inscription within. It takes real time to do this, to pick the perfect card, write the perfect words and not a lot of people take that time these days. I felt pretty nice to know that someone, who didn't have to, had really considered me, took time out of their hectic, demanding schedule to really express that in some way I am important to another human being. That wasn't the best part of the gift though...

The best part of the gift was a word written inside the card. It was the word "friend." That is the gift I am most grateful for from this person and anyone else who bestows that title upon me. To be called friend and to have people I can call friend, that's a true blessing. Especially to have the friends I have been blessed with. I have a friend I admire and respect, a friend with knowledge and compassion and dedication. A friend who takes the time, and who is just one of several others who would give me time should I need it. I am called "friend, " that's the true gift.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fab - you are a true loyal friend,one who listens and is truthful in response no matter the content. I find this gesture to be so touching to you because this is the kind of person you are as well.

FAB said...

Thanks "anonymous" (I know who you are- ha ha). That is a truly lovely comment, and I would like to note that this too is the kind of person you are as well. Perhaps this accounts for our friendship...

Anonymous said...

I knew you would respond and yes this does account for our friendship

FAB said...

I always respond, it drives my mom nuts! "you don't have to respond to EVERY comment..."

Stephanie said...

Even though we have not met, I feel like this is the "you" I envision you to be! (smile) Friends are awesome and I believe if you ever have even one TRUE friend in life you have been blessed...

This was a neat post FAB! It also made me think about how I have gotten away from leaving little notes for not only my friends but my husband and kids, this is something I used to do on a regular basis, think I will start that back up! Thanks!!

FAB said...

That's such a nice comment Stephanie! Sometimes it's hard to know if the real "you" comes across this way. I am blessed to have a very few TRUE friends, one in particular is someone I am so grateful for in my life!

I hope the people dear to you treasure your thoughtfulness!

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