In another story, this last summer I met a lovely woman with twin three year old girls, from Germany originally, but had lived here for several years. Her girls went to the same summer program that mine belonged. We talked several times and came to each others houses for play dates with our girls. She called, but I was busy with treatments and other excuses - I never called her back. Last week, we walked right past her street and in a moment of realization and guilt - I felt it necessary to go to her home right then. I knocked on the door and she opened it with a shocked look on her face - she had thought I had moved away. Wow - what friend I was to her - one street away, and the poor woman thought I had moved. In the end, we re-exchanged contact information and plan on getting together again. But how many months have a wasted on not calling her a friend?
I am sadly lacking in sending my friendship pillows and have rekindled my plan to make and send them to people - friends - who have shown true friendship and kindness to me and my family. Looking back on the pillows I've made and handed out, I only completed 6. I guess I should be happy I did six, but I would so like to double it this year. Here are the ones I finished last year:
My goal for 2008, is to make one friendship pillow a month. I don't think it's to lofty a goal, even with all the other resolutions and projects - after all, friendship is very important to me and it's my way of showing and telling friends, thank you.
How do you say thank you?
Have you lost touch with anyone who you feel you should reconnect with?