Today was a ho hum day. Not bad, not great. Monday. I've been feeling like I'm underwater at work lately - with no end in sight. But that's okay, means I'm needed and that's a good thing to be in this economy. But harried I was when I arrived home. I plopped on the sofa, my head hanging back in exhaustion. Hubs informed me that I didn't look so good. I've had a headache for 3 days now. Yuck.
Then he said something that brightened my mood. "You got mail that isn't junk and isn't a bill. I think it is from Sandra."
I perked up.
Hubs continued, "Yes, the Harveys." (and that isn't her last name, but bless his heart, he knew who he was talking about)
I snatched the letter off the hall table and tore open the envelope in breathless anticipation.
Sandra is my oldest friend. I've known her since 2nd grade. We were in Orchestra together. And Latin. We went off to college together - what a sight for homesick eyes she was! I can't think of UT without thinking of the good times we had.
She's one of those friends that even though I don't see or talk to her often, we can always pick up, right where we left off. What a precious gift that is in a friend.
Every so often, out of the blue, I'll get a letter from her. And honest to goodness letter. She isn't good with e-mailing, her Facebook profile hasn't been touched since she joined, but she's always been a good letter writer. This one was 2 pages, on notebook paper no less. Can't tell you how that lifted my heart!
I've decided to send Valentines to my girlfriends this year. Valentines with an honest to goodness note, not just a signature with "Happy Hearts Day!" scrawled inside. Valentines to share with them how important their friendship is to me. Who doesn't love a handwritten note? So much more personal than e-mail. I know I loved receiving this one from a dear friend.
Made my Monday.