Yesterday I went down to my mailbox, anticipating to find a few bills and hoping for a freelance check that's way overdue. As I flipped through each envelope (my heart sinking upon realization that the check did not come, again), I came across a hand-written one addressed to me. I excitedly ripped it open (I love real mail!), and within seconds I was crying. In a good way. My friend Whitney from college who I haven't been in touch with in a quite a while sent me the sweetest letter.
Her encouraging words touched me so much, and as I wiped my eyes, I felt like just maybe I am doing something that matters. Just maybe this blog and my journey to discover whatever it is I'm meant to do in this world is something bigger than I ever realized.
My favorite part of the letter (aside from the words "skim lattes" of course) was this: "You inspire me!" Who ME? I inspire YOU? A-maz-ing.
Tucked inside was a gift card to Starbucks! Seriously, best.gift.EVER. As I was trying to perfectly plan out just how I was going to use it—Shall I get two lattes and an oatmeal? No wait, what about three oatmeals and a latte...or a BREAKFAST SANDWICH and a latte, or...yeah, I was way too excited—I got an email from Liza asking if I saw the little red envelope she left on my desk. No. Wait...yes...it was another Starbucks gift card! This one was from my friend Thea. I couldn't believe it—two Starbucks gift cards in ONE day. Wow, God really does answer prayers. (Even the ones that sound like you're asking for Christmas presents!)
Thank you friends so much—I can't express enough how your small gestures make such a BIG impact on my heart. And thanks to all of YOU for reading! Every comment and encouraging word means more to me than you'll ever know.
Ok, enough of the sappy shit. I'm off to yoga, and afterwards I'm heading to Starbucks to focus on some serious work as I sip on my beloved skim latte. Tell me: What's the nicest thing someone has done for you recently?