Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Kind of Friend I Want to Be

We recently went to a friend's birthday brunch, and I was surprised by my ability to get my act together and do three things for her:
  1. Wrap her present in a creative and fun way
  2. Make fresh-squeezed orange juice for the brunch
  3. Pack up a dozen eggs from our backyard chickens to give to her

And I showered!

As we were rushing out the door (and I was hurrying to snap a picture for posterity), I thought to myself: This is the kind of friend I want to be.

I want to be the kind of person who gives birthday gifts and wraps them up real pretty. I want to be the kind of person who makes time to squeeze oranges for juice. I want to be the kind of person who can collect wholesome food from her very own backyard.

I'm trying to keep these goals and this lifestyle in mind as I forge ahead on the path to my life dreams. I don't want to get so busy that I lose sight of the small things that will help me be the kind of person I want to be.

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Magdalena's Madrid said...

Longtime reader here but not sure if I've ever commented. This post really resonated with me. Thanks. Also, love the wrapping of that beautiful little present.

kacey said...

So important to remember the little things, even when your dreams are big. Some days I sit on the porch with my pup and a good book and think there is nothing more I want out of life. Other times my ambitions are so gigantic I think I need four lifetimes to fulfill them. What gives? Glad you're striking a balance, or trying to anyway (and with a baby to boot- kudos!)

Matt, Lindsey and 'the spud' said...

love the simplicity of be a good friend with incredible sincerity. I think I'm going to strive to be this way too. great pictures!

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