Sunday, November 8, 2009

Gratitude

My cousin Lesli posted a note in her facebook status that from now until Thanksgiving she's going to say one thing she's grateful for. I think it's a charming idea, so I'm going to play. However, I'm going to use this blog from time to time to talk about my daily status update if I can't fit it in the "what's on your mind" box.

I encourage you to do the same!

Today, I am thankful for Shannon. She is my oldest friend. I think. Pretty close. She is one of my closest friends today. We talk on the phone many nights after the rugrats go to bed. Our conversations are thoughtful and usually lengthy. I feel like I can share anything with her. Interestingly, we have very different views of the world. But I understand why she has her viewpoints; her life is much different than mine.

But mostly I love her because she loves me. No, more than that. She understands me. She gets me. And when she doesn't, she pushes until she does. And I know I drive her crazy. I know our arguments discussions get the best of both of us, but she always forgives me. We have worked through so many disagreements, and shared so many great moments. She's always supportive of me, and shares in my excitements, frustrations, and joys. I pray that I can be as good of a friend to her as she has always been to me.

I saw the photo in my post below on Saturday. Shannon didn't read my blog, but when she drove by it today, she posted in in her status update. Because she said it made her think of me.

That's how well she gets me.

I am grateful.

5 comments:

elizabeth said...

clearly, a friendship to treasure.

MindiJo said...

You are BOTH very blessed. We all need friends like that, don't we?

Anonymous said...

awww..seriously makes me smile..my day just got that much brighter.. thx lenny I love you because your you.. someday i'm gonna be you when I grow up .. I am truly glad that even thou we such different ppl we can be such good friends! love you all the time!

Shannon

Julie said...

I don't know her all that well but she's someone who you just instantly like. Good vibes or something. :) It's great that you can be so different and still love and respect each other. One of my closer friends is someone who doesn't agree with me on everything and isn't afraid to (nicely) question me about things. We all need friendships like that!

Trista said...

That is a really good idea! Keeps you focused on the positive.. I think I will do this with my kids.