Thursday, July 29, 2010

Surprise By Mail

Yesterday, I was surprised to see the Fed Ex truck stop at our house. As the Fed Ex man was walking up to our door, I was trying to figure out what the package might be. Husband and I aren’t celebrating a birthday anytime soon, and I wasn’t expecting a package from work either.
It turned out to be a very thoughtful “just because” gift from a friend I haven’t talked to in so long. We were friends in college, but we don’t live near each other and we’ve kept in touch through sporadic e-mails over the years. I was the last one to send a couple e-mails, but I never got a reply.
I worried a little whether maybe I had said or done something wrong. But, I started to accept that maybe we were just growing apart. I’m definitely a loyal friend, but I would never want to force a friendship that isn’t there.
The gift was a pretty journal, which was very thoughtful, since I love to write. But the best gift of all was knowing that although many friendships fade away, there are still some that endure.

7 comments:

Karren said...

What a thoughtful gift! This encouraged me to get in contact with an old friend.. maybe I'll send her something in the mail to brighten her day! :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

What a nice gift! It's so nice to get things like that in the mail.

d.a.r. said...

Those kinds of friendships are so precious. How thoughtful of your friend!

Adrienne said...

Unexpected notes or gifts are the best.

Melissa said...

Aw, how delightful and sweet!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

What a sweet surprise! Sounds like a great friend :)

Solar Powered said...

That is so sweet. Thanks for this post, It made me remember I should send a little something to a couple of friends that I have neglected lately...