Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful for people who don't even know what gifts they are to you. We've all read that e-mail forward or proverbial prose about how people come into your life for a reason or a season.

Sometimes out of the blue, a new friend will come on the scene as if you had know him or her your whole life.

Sometimes someone you've known forever suddenly become the friend that you never knew you had.

Sometimes someone steps in to help you through a difficult time and then gently bows out, leaving room for the next new friend.

I am tremendously grateful for kindred spirits who walk alongside me for a moment, for a mile or forever. There are no conditions, no expectations. We come to the table just offering what we have to give to one another. Like tiny sailboats on the ocean's skin, sometimes we ride the water with other sailboats—catching the same breeze. Rolling waves bring us together and then out on our own and then back again, all paddling toward the safe harbor.

This is especially true with charity work. Friends come in when you weren't even expecting it, and their support is more priceless than a Picasso at Sotheby's. Because who is more valuable than the person next to you in the trenches? Who is more rare than the friend who truly offers friendship with no strings attached? I am one who rarely asks for help, so when unsolicited help is not only offered by really put into action, I'm always bowled over in astonishment. And gratitude.

What are you thankful for today?

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