If you have ever seen my desk at work, you'll find a plethora of notes to myself. They include everything from what to pick up at the grocery, reminders of things to do, doodles, just EVERYTHING!! Two specific notes have been taped to my desk for years now. They're faded and the corners are crumbled but I love to look at them everyday. Written on them are a couple of my favorite quotes I'd like to share with you and let you wonder how they apply to you as well.
I LOVE cards! I love to both send and receive them. I first read this first quote on a card many years ago. It is by Eleanor Roosevelt and states,
"MANY PEOPLE WILL WALK IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE, BUT ONLY TRUE FRIENDS WILL LEAVE FOOTPRINTS IN YOUR HEART."
How sweet is that?! And it is so true! Throughout elementary school and somewhat into middle and high school, I recall my "BFF" would change practically annually. Whoever was in the same classroom with me was the likely candidate.I remember my first best friend was Omega Davis. I think we were the only girls in our neck of the woods. And yes, I still keep up with her going-ons via Facebook. She is as beautiful as ever and has her hands full with three handsome little boys and the cutest little baby girl you'll ever see. Then, as the years went by, I remained friends with everyone, but the title of "BEST FRIEND" passed between Elesha, Triva, Amanda, Katherine, Elissa, Penny and others.
Like the quote suggests, many pass in and out of my life but there are those few that have a very special place in my heart:
Amanda has seen me at my best and at my worst..She has the kindest heart and words can't express how much I appreciate her friendship. I can count on her like none other to boost me when needed or send me a card out of the blue that brightens my day. She probably knows me better than anyone else I can think of. We share so much in common. I love her and her family to pieces!!
Penny is incredible at taking my mind off of things. I know that I can call her at 2 in the afternoon or 2 in the morning and she'd be right there if I needed her and has been numerous times. We've been each others sidekick through thick and thin. She lets me share in her amazing family as well by being KD's Aunt Meme too!
Jamie.... I cannot say enough about this girl! Sometimes you just need someone who doesn't ask questions but is automatically ready to drive to the ends of the earth with you or help you with whatever battle you are up against. I can count on her to make me laugh not only at the world, but at myself. It's not often you can work with someone and remain friends, but we certainly have. We share in each others excitement and sorrows. I am as anxious as her for her family to grow so I can be Aunt Meme to her kids as well.
But my all time best friend forever and ever has always been and always will be my Mom. No one can have a better supporter or cheerleader than I have had in her. She has encouraged me to do whatever I've wanted growing up and did all that she could to see that I got it done. Love her!!!
The second favored quote featured on my desk is one I've heard numerous times and smile each and every time.
"LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY."
Those memorable moments can be happy or sad. I won't go on and on about mine but rather quickly name a few of my breathtaking moments: seeing the ocean for the first time, watching Kennedy be born, losing my Mammie, flying in an airplane for the first time, hearing a baby laugh, seeing my big, strong brothers cry, hearing someone say "I love you," and so many more.
I wonder... What moments have taken your breath away? Who has left footprints on your heart?