Well friends, my 31 Days, 31 Friends blog has hit an unexpected bump in the road! Seems like I've come down with pneumonia, bringing pretty much everything in my world to a halt. Sad to say it, but for me it seems to take a true catastrophic event to make me slow down and take a moment for myself!
Over the past few days, I have truly been the sickest I have ever been in my life. During this time, I have received countless messages, emails, and calls asking me how I am doing, if I need company, or if there is anything I need. What is impressive about that, though, is that I know each and every one of those offers was genuine and real. Not just a "hey, call me if you want to talk for a minute" kind of thing, but a real "yes, I WILL make you homemade organic chicken soup, and I'll also bake you bread and bring it all to your door." Those are the kinds of people I know, and man oh man, am I blessed.
One evening, one of my dearest friends brought me ginger ale, popsicles, balloons, and rubbed my terribly achy legs. My aunt spent a very long night on my (unfortunately dog-scented) couch motoring my temperature, my medication, and my comfort, and my best friend made sure that I was comfortable and entertained when I was well enough to make it out onto the aforementioned couch.
What is the importance of all of this? Well...to the general public, probably nothing. To me, though, this is a (thankfully) rare opportunity to reflect on the people who truly love me and to express my gratitude and thanks. I can't wait to be rid of this illness and return to my normal self, but I know that my many friends and family will be all around me every step of the way. This, my friends, is a note of thanks to all of the people who I am fortunate enough to have in my very blessed life. I love you all.