When I flipped through the mail this morning, I spotted an envelope with my friend Patty's return address on it. It had been forwarded from my old address, which shows you how often we talk.
That's not a bad thing, just the truth.
Inside was an article she cut out of The New Yorker about teen fiction, along with a note, saying she thought I might find it interesting.
How cool is that? I probably haven't seen her since last winter, even though she lives in Burbank. We rarely email and never chat on the phone, yet after the reading the article, and thinking of me, she cut it out, put it in an envelope and mailed it to me.
Sure, we often think of things we should do, like calling someone when something reminds you of them, or sending thank you cards or a thinking of you card, but how often do we actually do it?
And when was the last time someone surprised you with a random kind gesture like that? How did it make you feel?
3 years ago