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Kindness, all around.

Mar 5, 2012 | Moments of Grace | 3 comments

It was a pretty simple one, as emails go. But reading it 12 days later still brings a tear to my eye.

To my friend Rigg
Love you…heard you had a bad day…
Coming by to see you
Lis

And shortly there at the door she was. With chicken salad and pasta salad and bread, and the prettiest tulips, and a tender moment carved out of her busy life to spend with this friend in need.

It was just one of so many kindnesses I experienced as I recovered from a bad fall that left me bruised and stitched:

  • Teresa and Tom, who wrapped me up, kept me calm, and rushed me to the doctor;
  • Teresa (again) and Jay, who rushed me back to the doctor that afternoon;
  • Kevin, who picked up my workload;
  • Tom, who made it possible for me to attend an important meeting virtually;
  • Leslie, who spent the night, fixed dinner, washed the dishes, fed the pets, made the coffee;
  • Dr. Bruce, who put my worried mind at ease;
  • Debbie and Maria, who delivered an unexpected (and yummy) dinner just at the perfect moment;
  • Teresa (again) and Colleen. who toted my endless bags and caused me to giggle along every sidewalk in Manhattan and Soho;
  • Pam, who checked in on the hour;
  • the Edisto girls, who surrounded me with love;
  • Donna, who was always there in the background;
  • my sweet Eliza, who worried and really would have come home;
  • And my prince charming, Tim, who came home early, and who still won’t let me lift a finger.

It has been a powerful reminder to me that the most beautiful colors and textures in my life are my friends—thoughtful, supportive, generous, true.

It has been a powerful reminder to me to take the time to be that kind of friend.

the perfect get well wish from Jay Coles, shot on the beach at Edisto Island

3 Comments

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    C – sending you a huge typewritten hug after the fact! I’m so sorry about the fall and thankful that you were wrapped in tenderness afterward. You are loved!!!

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    Thanks for the shout-out, but truth be told, Flight Deck should get credit for the “fixin’ dinner” part 🙂

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      And it was yummy 🙂

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