I told you about Rachel again, when I shared my plans to go to New York this summer, and then again when I told you last week about how Rachel told her mom that I liked to shop at Kohl's and her mom sent me $20 worth of gift cards. What I didn't tell you was that a couple of months after I posted "The Truth About Ladybugs," I received a little package in the mail. The return address was Rachel's and I had no idea what or why she would be sending me something. When I opened the package, I found the most adorable little case that was shaped like a strawberry, and inside the case was a ring with a ladybug on it. Once again I was blown away by Rachel's thoughtfulness. I couldn't believe that she thought of me when she saw that ladybug ring; and the fact that she bought it for me, touched me deeply.
Well, on Monday morning I logged on to my work computer, and Rachel had sent me an email. It didn't say anything; it just had this picture...
Sometimes saying "Thank you" just doesn't seem like enough. So I'd like to share these sentiments:"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves."
~James Matthew Barrie
"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses."
"Because that's what kindness is. It's not doing something for someone else because they can't, but because you can."
"In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy." ~Karl Reiland
"It's not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people." ~Patti Thor
All of these quotes exemplify how Rachel lives her life. She is wise and fair, and generous and understanding; and her friendship is a precious gift.
Till next time...
Queen of EVERYTHING