Monday, March 2, 2009
In response to a thank you
A new acquaintance told me "Thank you. Thanks for really helping me and taking the time.
I said, "Well, you're welcome! It's no problem. I am happy to help. Really!"
I have noticed in my life that others may act like they care, but really don't want to be bothered with your problems. They just don't want to take the time to listen to what you have to say, because it might take some effort on their part to help you or console you.
Unfortunately, I use to feel that it was rare when someone lent their heart or time to me, although I never asked.
Still, I trudge along with a big open heart, believing that my genuine good will can make a difference, and that there are still many wonderful people on Earth who themselves really care!
Many may never know how much I cared because they were too busy with their lives and a little too self-absorbed to notice the effort of another on their behalf, but maybe one day in the future, a hardened heart may think back about the kindness she received from others and soften a little bit in order to do a good deed for someone else.
When I was young, I would sometimes come home from school and cry at the pettiness of others, and my Mother would say, "Those who really care will be the best friends of your life and you will come to realize that they are who really matter to you."
My friend chuckled, "You make me feel good about myself!"
It really should not be about reciprocation. It should not be about getting praise for being considerate. But, when you realize that for a very long time, you have chosen to interact with people who didn't value how important your friendship was, you come to have a little sadness about you. About your choices, perhaps. Some kind of reality check, I suppose.
I think of it now as an opportunity. To continue to reach out to others.
Lately, I have been meeting some amazing people who have gone out of their way to think about me. This is a good time to say thanks to them and for the wonderful friends I have in my life and how lucky I am to have them!
Thanks to Elsie, for thinking of me all the time! You are truly an open heart!
Thanks to Diane, whom I just met, for thinking of me for art demos at nearby schools.
Thanks to Christy, a new online friend, who makes me laugh and tweets a lot!
Thanks to my best friend Kristle, who has been there for 25 years!!
Thanks to the awesome bloggers out there who have featured me on their own blogs.
Thanks to the awesome bloggers out there who have put me on their blogroll, and make me roll with laughter on a regular basis.
Thanks to all in my ebay, etsy and artfire groups..you all totally rock with encouragement.
Wow, this feels soo good!
I feel so grateful!
I know I am on the right path now.
Posted by smellyrhinostudio at 3:33 PM
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